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
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