Our Homestay program provides students with a warm and welcoming environment where they can be part of a family home.


Living with American families allows international students to enjoy an exciting new atmosphere and experience full immersion in the English language, where they also have exposure to daily customs and traditional American holidays. All Fairmont host families are reviewed under a rigorous approval process, including a background check of all adults in the home, and participate in annual training. The Homestay program is available to students in grades 7-12.

“It was great being in Fairmont Homestay because it gave me the feeling that even though I’m living abroad, I still have the feeling of family with my host parents.”
– Wing Ho Lam


Homestay students live in the safe, comfortable, and caring home of a Fairmont-approved official Homestay family.


Living in an American family home is the ideal environment for international students to learn English and participate in American culture.


In addition to the support they get from their host families, Homestay students also have access to dedicated Fairmont staff members -- day and night -- for safety, support, and communication needs.


Students get to participate in fun and enriching activities with their Homestay families and Fairmont friends. They also may take part in Housing events such as college tours and visits to Southern California attractions. Note, additional fees may apply for some of these activities.


Host families prepare students for independence in college by teaching them important life skills which allow them to flourish in their collegiate lives.

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Homestay students can expect to receive the following:

  • English-speaking environment
  • Private bedroom with dresser, desk, and closet, and shared bathroom
  • Breakfast and dinner all week; all weekend meals included
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Weekend transportation
  • Invitations to exclusive Fairmont Homestay events and weekend excursions (additional fee may apply)

How to Apply

We are currently accepting Homestay applications from students entering grades 7 – 12.

New Students
The Homestay application will be included in your Fairmont Schools application packet. If you have not yet applied to Fairmont Schools, click here to begin.

2021-22 Homestay Application

The Homestay Team

Andrea Cribbs

Homestay Programs Manager
(714) 234-2742

Andrea has been with Fairmont since 2003 and is the architect of the current Homestay Program. 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 — both of whom attend Fairmont Schools. Their family enjoys a very active lifestyle that includes many sports, hiking, and camping. Andrea speaks English and French.

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