Becoming a Host Family
Peninsula Catholic works primarily with two agencies for host family opportunities. If you are interested in being a host family for an international student, please use the contact information below.
New Oasis International Education
New Oasis is proud to work with families that might be interested in hosting a Peninsula Catholic student. Host families are not required to have their own child at Peninsula Catholic. We are looking for families that are able to provide their international student with a welcoming and loving home. You are asked to provide transportation to and from school as well as after school activities. Additionally, as a host parent you will provide for other essentials at home. Students should have their own bedroom, but can certainly share a bathroom in the home. In exchange for opening your home for this wonderful experience you will receive an amazing cultural experience, a generous monthly stipend ($1100/month) and a mutually rewarding experience. If you have any questions, or to volunteer please contact Billy Gargaro (local student coordinator) at 757-535-2749 or complete the online Homestay Inquiry Form
Nacel Open Door
Nacel Open Door, Inc. is dedicated to promoting international understanding and language education. Our F1 Visa students speak English and are insured and have money for all personal expenses. Host families are responsible for room, board and transportation for their student. Students are placed with families for the year (or semester for students arriving in January) and families receive a generous stipend and wonderful cultural experience. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Karen Mercer at 757-721-7345 or visit www.nacelopendoor.org