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Student

“I think the experience of living with a host family is life-changing. I remember when I first came here, I faced language barriers and I had to learn how to be independent. The Homestay Program gives me that middle ground of putting myself out there while staying with a warm family. This is my last semester here and I'm leaving in a month, but I'm really going to miss this place."               

- Anson Lee (pictured)

 

 

Application Fees and Deadlines:

  • Spring Deadline: December 1st - $250 fee will be WAIVED!
  • Fall Deadline: July 1st - $250 fee will be WAIVED!

Homestay Options (monthly rate):


  Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
 

$1,475

Private Room

(2 meals per day)

$1,175

Private Room

(without meals)

$1,075

Shared Room*

(2 meals per day)

$775

Shared Room*

(without meals)

 Move-in Costs:        
 Deposit $500 $500 $500 $500
 2 Months' Rent $2,950 $2,350 $2,150 $1,550
 Total Due on Move-In Date $3,450 $2,850 $2,650 $2,050

 

 *2 students of the same gender will share a room but each will have their own bed, desk, and drawer. 


 How to APPLY:

Log into your application portal (https://smcsv.smccd.edu/), the same place you completed your college application. Once you have logged in, click on the tab that says "Homestay Application" to apply for a host family.

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Airport Transportation:

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation from the airport to the homestay.  Some hosts offer to pick the student up from the airport, however, it is not required and is completely on a voluntary basis. After being matched, please contact your host right away to coordinate this. You may also take a taxi, Lyft, or Uber, located right outside of baggage claim. 

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