Become A Host Family
Benefits of Hosting
Becoming a Hua Mei host family is a unique opportunity for your family to create friendships across languages and cultures. By opening your home to Chinese students during a Hua Mei camp, you're also opening the doors to cultural exchange, and helping to foster a global mindset in the youth of West Michigan and China alike.
Enjoy incredible experiences with your family, students, and camp group
Help visiting students learn English and American culture through immersion
Give your family the opportunity to interact with native Chinese youth
Make lifelong connections that transcend languages and borders
For meals during which students are not engaged with class or activities, host families are responsible for providing meals. A stipend is provided to offset these costs
Students are expected to follow all house rules, in addition to rules for behavior set by their school
Host Family Requirements
Have at least one bedroom with a closable door for students to stay in. Rooming with another student of the same sex is permitted.
Be able to commit to spending nights and weekends with students
Provide transportation to and from class and activity drop-offs
Speak English during the duration of the camp