Homestays in the USA

Cogito World Education specializes in finding great and welcoming host families
for international students attending high schools and community colleges in the United States!
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Our homestays are not just a place to stay, our carefully selected host families offer a safe, warm, and welcoming “home away from home” for each student.

Our host families

Our host families are carefully selected and go through an extensive screening process. They are ready to provide not just a place to stay, but a safe, warm, and welcoming “home away from home” for your child. Families provide students with a private bedroom with a desk, bed, closet, and 3 meals a day. Our host families treat students as a member of their own family.

To maximize the student’s positive experience, Cogito:

  • Asks for personal preferences such as pets, family size, etc.
  • Sends a profile of our selected host family with photos and descriptions of each family member, their town, house, and the student’s room.
  • Introduces the student and family to each other by email.

To ensure student’s safety and well-being, Cogito implements a diligent screening process to make sure that our families are well prepared to host:

  • Host families must provide 3 different references (at least one coming from the workplace).
  • We perform a background check, home visit, and do our own independent research.
  • After the family is approved, we provide online training to ensure that they are 100% ready to host our students.
  • Our families have a 24/7 support line in the case that they need help or assistance while hosting your child.

Other Service Costs:

The approximate cost of services offered by Cogito World Education’s guardianship program:

Car service: $75 – $750 USD, depending on the distance

Tutoring:  $75 – $95 USD per hour.

Host family stay: $100 – $250 USD per day

Thanksgiving, spring break, and other residential programs: $175 – 250 USD per day (all-inclusive).

How to Establish Homestay Placement

1
Send a request to info@cogitoworldeducation.org with:
Your name, age, school you will be attending, preferences regarding your future host family (like pets, kids etc)
2

We will send you a full application form.

3

After receiving your filled out form within 30 -45 days we will send you a host family profile.

4

You can schedule a zoom talk with the family and if you both like each other we will send you an invoice and complete the placement

100% of parents and students reported having a positive experience with our host family in the USA placement services!
Last year we placed over 100 students with local host families and they all reported receiving great service and support and having an amazing homestay experience.

Testimonials

Lin L. Mother of Ella

Chine

“Je suis extrêmement reconnaissant pour ce service. Avec la Covid-19, nous avons décidé qu’il serait préférable pour notre fille de rester aux États-Unis pour les vacances de Noël plutôt que de retourner en Chine. Cogito a trouvé une excellente famille d’accueil américaine. Stacy est allée chercher notre fille, Ella, à son campus et lui a fourni des soins incroyables pendant les vacances scolaires, en plus des nombreuses activités proposées autour des traditions de vacances américaines. Nous avons reçu des vidéos d’eux en train de préparer des biscuits et de décorer le sapin de Noël. Elle a commandé de la nourriture chinoise quand Ella avait le mal du pays. Je crois fermement que chaque enfant devrait avoir un tuteur local basé aux États-Unis.”

A.W. Mother of Jun

Japon

“Depuis plus d’un an, j’ai inscrit mon fils au programme de tutelle chez Cogito et jusque là, je suis très satisfaite de leur service. Sylvia (la responsable de Cogito) est une personne vraiment fiable et professionnelle avec laquelle j’ai été heureuse de travailler. Dans des circonstances de pandémie difficiles, elle a toujours été positive et à su prendre les mesures nécessaires de manière proactive et rapide. Je recommande fortement Cogito à quiconque recherche un tuteur pour leur enfant à l’étranger.”