Montana State University

Host families needed for international high school students

June 8, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Eight high school students from across the globe will come to MSU this summer to learn about U.S. university systems, improve their English skills and interact with the diverse cultures of the U.S. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s Office of International Programs is seeking hosts for a nine-day homestay, July 14-22, for eight international high school students this summer as part of MSU’s participation in the EducationUSA Academy program.

The program, which runs from July 9 to Aug. 4, gives international high school students the chance to improve their English skills, learn about the American university system and interact with the diverse cultures in the U.S., according to Makiko Diehl, a program manager in the MSU Office of International Programs. The students will also be introduced to the natural beauty of Montana and the vibrant community of Bozeman, Diehl said.

While in Montana, the students will visit universities around the state, take intensive classes in English language and other college preparatory content and visit significant places in the region, including the Museum of the Rockies and Yellowstone National Park.

There will be financial compensation of $25 per student, per day, to offset housing costs for host families. As part of the homestay, hosts are encouraged to take students around the community, see local attractions and participate in cross-cultural activities.

EducationUSA Academy is a component of EducationUSA, the U.S. Department of State-supported network of over 400 advising centers in more than 170 countries around the world that provide prospective international students with accurate, current and comprehensive information about U.S. higher education.

For more information, contact Diehl at (406) 994-7944 or

More information about the MSU Office of International Programs’ Training and Special Programs Division is available on the OIP’s website.

Contact: Makiko Diehl, Office of International Programs, (406) 994-7944 or