Application Process

Apply Fill out the application form, send some pictures and within a couple days our Homestay China staff will get in touch with you
Interview Homestay China will arrange an interview with the homestay students via skype
Submit documents Submit required documents to complete the application
Make a match We match your interests and preferences with a family and send family information to you
Contact family Contact host family through email and video chat with the help of Homestay Chinas staff

Sign the agreement, a contract between you and Homestay China

Apply for your visa and book your flight
Pay deposit

Homestay students are required to pay a total deposit of 500 USD deposit which will assure that they fulfill the contract. This deposit is divided into two payments. The first payment of 250 USD is to be made after signing the agreement BEFORE your arrival in China to guarantee that you will participate in our program. We process these payments via PayPal, a trustable and secure online payment portal ( We will send an invoice from our PayPal account to your email address. Then you can easily pay the deposit online (all major credit cards accepted) using the link therein. Don't worry, you don't need an own PayPal account to make this online payment.   

The second payment of 250 USD is to be made UPON your arrival to asssure that you will complete your program. You will get back the full deposit of 500 USD if you complete your program you have signed for.