Become an International Student Host Home

Moraine Valley Community College is looking for households that want to provide a welcoming and secure home for an international student. Our program provides all the resources, training, and ongoing support that you need to make the experience a success.


Hosting an international student in your home is a unique and fulfilling experience that can broaden your horizons, develop your cultural awareness, and help develop important intercultural communication skills.



countries represented on campus


  • Language proficiency through providing opportunities to practice and use the language in real-life situations
  • Future employment and enhancing a student's resume to increase their career opportunities
  • Their personal growth, self-confidence and independence

Host Home Requirements

To be considered for a host home, you must:

  • Complete a background check
  • Own your own home
  • Have a furnished private room, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi
  • Are located within half a mile of a Pace bus stop that serves:

Route #379 (Midway-Orland Square)

Route #381 (95th Street)

Route #385 (87th Street-111th Street-127th Street) See more details about bus routes at


Learn More

Contact us for more information about hosting an international student.