International Student & Scholar Services


Our HomeStay Program gives you the opportunity to live with a local Cedar City family, share their home, daily lifestyle, share meals, and improve your everyday language skills. Our HomeStay families are very diverse; some are retired couples with no children living in the house, while some are younger families with children at home. All HomeStay families must pass a stringent screening and training process to ensure the safety of the students staying with them.

For less than the cost of a school dorm and meal plan, HomeStay includes:

  • Private room and easy access to bathroom
  • 3 meals per day
  • Transportation to and from campus (if HomeStay is not within walking distance)
  • Options to participate in the family’s weekend and holiday activities
  • Immersive cultural exposure – experience how people really live in the U.S.
  • Advanced English – learn colloquialisms, idioms, and conversational speech you won’t get from any English textbook

HomeStay Cost:

ESL Students: $1,344 each IEP session. (8 weeks of HomeStay)

Undergraduate & Graduate Students: $3,024 per semester. (18 weeks of HomeStay)

Shorter Terms: $28 per day. (2 week minimum. Contact us directly to make arrangements)

HomeStay inquiries can be made to the Asian Integration department at 435-865-8198 or

To apply for HomeStay, please complete the HomeStay Student Application. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted regarding placement and payment information. 

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