US Hosting Network (USH-NET) brings together families from all over the US that are interested in hosting international students and professionals for short intervals of time. All hosting families are provided detailed information about their guest prior to their arrival and are committed to the hospitality of CIP's international visitors. USH-NET is an exciting opportunity that helps international guests learn about American culture and history as well as exposes American families to the culture of different people of the world.
Your family can make a difference by hosting a professional... making the lifelong dream of an international guest come true. You can contribute in a small, but significant way, to international development and cross-cultural understanding by sharing the beauty, history and culture of American people with a young professional from Russia, Ukraine or Japan. Your hosting experience offers a developing lifelong friendship between your family and your international guest.
Homestays are the cornerstone of some of CIP's professional exchange programs such as the Open World experience. It is a very beneficial factor to the participants, and it can be just as rewarding for the host families. The time spent with host families allows delegates to see how an American family lives and interacts, and adds a degree of warmth and a personal touch that hotel stays lack. Homestays also foster a more positive impression of both the program and America in the minds of visitors - an impression they take back with them and share with friends and colleagues. Although language barriers may exist, guests and hosts find ways to communicate and learn from each other.
Center for International Programs invites you and your family to join thousands of other families across the U.S., who enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of hosting!