Open Your Home and Your Heart to an International Student

Maranatha High School offers local Christian families an opportunity to host an international student during the school year. Families who host an international student not only provide a home and a family, but benefit themselves in so many ways! Many host families report significant positive influences on their own family dynamics, a broadened worldview, and heightened cultural awareness and exchange. The chance to influence a Maranatha student and their family back home is a wonderful bonus.

To better expose its international students to American culture and Christian faith lived out, Maranatha requires international students to be part of a Homestay Program, which matches its international students with Christian families in the San Gabriel Valley. The International Student Program Office is currently looking for Maranatha families or other interested local Christian families that would like to partner with them to provide a Christ-filled home for the international students. New homestay families are needed for the 2017-2018 year as well as this summer for varying lengths between 3-6 weeks. Homestay families receive a $1,300/month stipend to cover all expenses.

If you are interested in more information about Maranatha High School’s Homestay opportunity, please contact Dan Bodwell at or (626) 817-4022. MHS will be happy to share more details about responsibilities and stipends, as well as provide the opportunity to speak with some of our families who are currently hosting students. Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity or passing it along to your friends!

Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit




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