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


Andrea has been with Fairmont since 2003 and is the architect of the current Homestay Program. Andrea has worn many hats during her tenure at Fairmont: Assistant for International Admissions, Student Services Coordinator, Homestay Programs Manager, and Fairmont parent. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Andrea has lived in both the U.S. and Europe and was an exchange student living in homestays in France in both high school and college. She has traveled to England, Wales, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey; and she has lived in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York City, Los Angeles, Long Beach, London, and Paris. Andrea has two children who both attend Fairmont Private Schools. When not at Fairmont, the family enjoys a very active lifestyle that includes many sports, hiking, and camping.

Andrea speaks English and French.


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

Mrs. Andrea Cribbs
Homestay Programs Manager