LSI Homestays in San Francisco/Berkeley

LSI works with host families throughout the East Bay (Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, and Richmond). Homestays must be within 45 minutes on public transportation (AC Transit or BART) to participate in the homestay programme.

All of our homestays have wi-fi access. Hosts come from an array of cultural backgrounds, but English is the primary language in the home. Most hosts are in their 40s or 50s with families and pets, or are retired. Most homestays are located close to public transportation and require no more than 20 minutes walking. Hosts mostly live in houses with yards, but a few live in apartments.

Additional requirements for Host Families in Berkeley

  • Host families must have Wi-Fi and allow free access to students
  • Host families should contact the school whenever possible by email rather than by phone
  • Students should be given access to the kitchen in the evenings (within a sensible limit)

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