To open your home to a student from another country.
accept the UNITED STUDIES representative into your home for your
family's orientation in preparing for the student to arrive, and then
after the students arrives, to allow UNITED STUDIES to evaluate the
student's adjustment to the family and his/her new surroundings.
To provide adequate room for personal belongings. A separate room is not required, provided the student has their own
bed and there is sufficient room for storage of personal belongings and some privacy.
include your new son or daughter in family activities as a member of
your family. The student may be given certain responsibilities such as
taking care of his/her room and sharing duties with other family
To be sensitive to your student's needs and feelings as he or she adjusts to a new, exciting and sometimes lonely and
frightening experience of living in a new country.
To be aware of your students financial position. The student will bring money with him/her for personal expenses and will
need help in opening a bank account in his/her own name.
To make a genuine effort to provide an environment in which your student can learn as much as possible about the U.S.A.
Responsibilities of UNITED STUDIES and the Student's Natural Family
To provide airfare from the student's home country to the United States and return.
To supply the student with spending money for personal needs.
To provide medical insurance coverage for the student.
How UNITED STUDIES Students are Selected
STUDIES works with partner organizations in various countries who
recruit and screen top high school students each year. The students are
selected based on their academic abilities and are tested for English
proficiency. Students are then interviewed in English and their native
language. Once the students have successfully passed the testing, they
attend an orientation in their home country before coming to the United
States. The orientation provides them with a basic knowledge of the
United States along with program policies.