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Prospective International Students

Homestay Housing

Homestays are a housing option available to international students at Foothill College.

If you have never lived abroad or in the United States, or you are under 18 years old, we strongly recommend that you consider living in homestay housing for at least the first 3 months. 

Homestay can be prearranged before your arrival in the United States.

What is a Homestay?

Homestay housing offers a safe living environment with a local American host family.  

A homestay provides:

  • A furnished private room
  • Option of two home cooked meals per day or access to a kitchen
  • An opportunity to experience American culture and to improve English skills

International Student Placements (ISP)

Foothill College has worked closely with International Student Placements (ISP), a local homestay company, for more than 25 years. ISP completes detailed background checks on each host family to make sure that the housing is safe and comfortable.  ISP is known for its professionalism, caring and committed staff.

Application Procedure

For more information about the application procedure for a homestay or shared housing, contact ISP directly at

International Student Placements
199 First Street, Suite 305
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: 1.650.947.8879


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International Student Programs Office


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