A Warm, Supportive Environment

For international students seeking extra levels of attention, the Fairmont Homestay program provides students warm and supportive environments where they feel like members of families. Living with American families allows students to enjoy new and exciting atmospheres as they experience complete immersion in the English language, daily customs, and traditional holidays. All Fairmont Homestay host families undergo a rigorous application process and participate in annual training sessions.


“We undergo a thorough interview and home visit process before accepting any new homestay family. Our homestay families truly care about our students and do everything in their power to give them a positive experience here in the U.S.”
– Andrea Cribbs, Fairmont Homestay Programs Manager

Student Benefits


Students live in a safe, comfortable, and caring home of a Fairmont-approved Homestay family.

English Immersion

Fairmont Homestay provides an ideal environment for learning English and experiencing American culture.

Safety & Communication

Dedicated Fairmont staff members are accessible day and night to meet the needs of international students.

Activities & Events

Students not only participate in fun activities with their Homestay families and friends, they also take part in Homestay-exclusive events like college tours and visits to Southern California attractions. Additional fees may apply.

What’s included?

English-speaking environment

Private bedroom with dresser, desk, and closet, and shared bathroom

Breakfast and dinner all week, all weekend meals

High-speed wireless internet

Laundry facilities

Weekend transportation

Application Process

To apply to the Fairmont Homestay Program, please fill out one of the applications below:

New Fairmont Students:
The Homestay application will be included in your application packet. Please click here to apply to Fairmont.

Current Fairmont Students:
Please click here to fill out the homestay application.

2019 Summer Forms (Coming Soon):

Interested in hosting opportunities?

Click here to learn about becoming a host family.

Get To Know The Fairmont Homestay Team

Andrea Cribbs | Homestay Programs Manager

(714) 234-2730

Tara Huie | Homestay Coordinator

Kevin East | International Student Manager

(714) 999-5055 x1412
WeChat: fairmonthomestay

Kevin graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language Studies. He has lived in both China and the U.S., but has traveled to Cambodia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

His passion for the field of Education has led him to work in schools for the past decade. In his spare time, he enjoys finding new things to do around the city, sporting events, concerts, travel, and reading.

Speaks English and Mandarin (Chinese)


For more information about the Fairmont Homestay Program, please contact:

Mrs. Andrea Cribbs
Homestay Programs Manager


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