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Become a Host Family.
Create Lasting Friendships.

Universal Student Housing connects US families with students worldwide.

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Steady monthly income. No fees.

Universal Student Housing provides a way to earn extra income as long as you'd like.

Choose your availability

Host only when you want to. You are not obligated to host students when it is inconvenient.

No experience needed

Get started with no experience required. All you have to do is apply and we'll contact you!


Select students by gender, ethnicity, and nationality so that you can find the right fit.

All family types and stages welcome

Whether you are single, retired or have a young family, we are excited to invite you to host.

We never leave your side.

Our friendly US-based staff is highly trained to provide you with top quality customer service, advice, and support.

Hassle Free

We handle all the rent payments and agreements so you don't have to!


We'll find you the best match guaranteed.

  • We were concerned as we have a 18month old boy and didn’t know how it would work out. Such an amazing relationship has developed amongst my family, almost like an additional sibling has come into our lives. My wife and I took a leap of faith and opened our home to this program. What a pleasure to work with people who still care about customer service! Our student was amazing and it’s so much fun to watch them grow and to be a part of their life as they experience things for the first time. Thanks student housing! You guys are the best!

    Kyle L.

    Los Angeles, CA

  • I have been hosting international students for over a year now and it has been such a pleasure for me and my family. In the beginning I was very hesitant to do this, although, I quickly realized that it wasn't much of a burden but more of a gift to exchange cultures and learn from each other. It has been a great experience for my daughter who is 14 years old to have someone to talk to as well as hang out with.

    Fe P.

    Los Angeles, CA

  • If you like to travel to see different places, meet different people and learn about different cultures, hosting is a great way to do so from the comfort of your own home. When you host international students, you get to meet young, interesting people from all over the world and learn about their culture and traditions, which is one of the reasons that I love hosting.

    Anait G.

    Pomona, CA

  • Hosting students from all over the world proves to be such a rewarding, fulfilling and learning experience! The hardest part are the good-byes!

    Arlene L.

    Los Angeles, CA

  • I am over the top thrilled to host my student. He is such a charming young man. We have such a blast with our cameras, iPad and music. He is so excited to be here and loves school. I am so happy to be with your organization and host these students who have a passion to learn.

    Lynne T.

    Los Angeles, CA