About the Program
Every year thousands of Americans share their version of America with international visitors.
GlobalPittsburgh arranges homestays for international students participating in academic programs, as well as for individual applicants (researchers, interns at local companies, or visiting scholars). Our homestays have been described as “deeply enriching” and “extraordinary” by participating families who have experienced the powerful impact of direct engagement with international visitors. Our visitors come from all around the world, providing opportunities for learning for the guests and for the host family. This unforgettable experience creates a lifetime of memories for everyone involved!
GlobalPittsburgh secures homestays for delegations participating in training programs such as Open World or in a mentoring program for entrepreneurs. One of the major programs for which we regularly organize homestays is Yasuda University’s Study Abroad for Yasuda Students, which sends a class to study at the University of Pittsburgh’s English Language Institute. We always have new academic and leadership programs coming to Pittsburgh, so our hosts are always getting opportunities to meet new people from different cultures! Specific parameters regarding the homestay will be discussed in advance with hosts and a home visit in advance of a placement is a requirement of the program.
Are you a student or visitor looking for a homestay?
If you are interested in a homestay in Pittsburgh, learn more about our program and the application process.
Are you interested in hosting?
If you live in Pittsburgh and are interested in hosting international visitors, you can learn about our programs, requirements, and the host family application process on our Host Visitors in Your Home page.
Are you looking for home hospitality for your international visitors?
If you are a representative of a university, college, organization, business, or program agency that is looking for an American home experience for your international students, interns, employees, fellows, or visiting groups, GlobalPittsburgh is at your service! Learn more here.