Most international students at the Academy are conversationally-fluent English speakers, and their time with you will only help them become more so. Others are good readers and writers but have lacked the chance or motivation to practice speaking. Being in an American home is a great way to force them to practice! We usually have a few beginning speakers (who are great fun to communicate with!), but we will not place a student like this in your home if it would be uncomfortable for you. If you are willing to host more than one student at a time, we would not ask you to host two students who speak the same language.
Because we want to make sure that our students are safe and comfortable during a homestays, we have established an application process. The first step is to submit the on-line Host Family Application or contact us at 207 935 2013 to have an application sent in the mail. Once your application is complete, we will contact you to set up a time to visit you in your home.