Become a host family in California with EF

Students traveling to California with EF are looking forward to soaking up the sun while making lifelong friendship with their host families and fellow students. EF students come here in hopes of improving their English skills through language courses, provided by EF, and by speaking with their host families on a daily basis.

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Students come to California in hopes of improving their English skills through language courses and by speaking with their Host Families on a daily basis.

As an EF host Family in California, you get the chance to have a unique cultural experience, showcase your community to the world. You will also play an important part in the students’ cultural experiences abroad.

Below you will find our most popular destinations where we are looking for host families. Find the areas closest to you and learn more about hosting students in your local area in California

Our host family locations in California

What we offer our host families in California

  • You deal directly with the school and EF staff, not a host family agent.

  • We offer full support from EF Staff and housing team 24 hours per day.

  • A fantastic cultural experience for you and your family.

  • A unique experience to travel the world without leaving home!

Host family requirements

Our host families come in all shapes and sizes; single parent households, empty-nesters, couples with no children, and families with small children or with teenagers. They are expected to provide a bed, breakfast and evening meals Monday through Friday and all meals on the weekends, and, most importantly, a stable, caring environment.

How does hosting with EF work?

Meet our host families

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