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Average High and Low Celsius Temperatures in Houston

MONTH HIGH LOW
January 16 4
February 18 6
March 21 10
April 25 14
May 29 18
June 32 21
July 33 22
August 33 22
September 31 19
October 27 14
November 22 10
December 18 6

Houston in Two Minutes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Do I get lunch on the weekends? Can I buy food for my lunch and take it to school if I want to?
  2. Will I share my room with anyone?
  3. Will there be other students in the house?
  4. If I am not within walking distance, is there any other way to get to school besides bus?
  5. Is there a deadline for applying for homestay?
  6. Can I pay for the homestay with a credit card?
  7. What are the ages of people who stay in homestay?
  8. May I request a homestay family if I have a friend who stayed in that homestay?
  9. May we request the same homestay for friends or brothers and sisters?
  10. Will my English improve faster if I stay in Homestay?
  11. Are the homestays houses or apartments?
  12. If I stay for an unusual period of time, is homestay prorated?
  13. Is the placement fee refundable?
  14. May I use the family’s telephone?
  15. May I cook some of my country’s food if I want to?
  16. Will I get a key to the house?
  17. Can I get a private bathroom?
  18. When do I pay my homestay fee?
  19. May I watch TV programs and movies?
  20. Where do I do my laundry?
  21. Will the family take me shopping?
  22. Will the host family help me with my homework?
  23. Will the host family help me open a bank account?
  24. Will the host family teach me to drive a car?
  25. Can I buy a car? Can I rent a car?
  26. Can I smoke inside the host family’s home?
  27. May I come and go as I please?
  28. Is there a curfew (time that the students need to be home)?
  29. What will I have in my room?
  30. Do families have computer connections?

I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT ANSWERED ON THIS FORM.
homestayhouston@yahoo.com


1. Do I get lunch on the weekends? No, lunch is not provided in our program. Can I buy food for my lunch and take it to school if I want to? Yes.

2. Will I share my room with anyone? No.

3. Will there be other students in the house? We have families that have space for more than one student. It is possible that there would be another student or two in the same house, but each student would have his/her own private bedroom.

4. If I am not within walking distance, is there any other way to get to school besides by bus? Yes, we have train service, and some students go to school by bicycle.

5. Is there a deadline for applying for homestay? No. Students who apply earlier are more likely to be closer to the school.

6. Can I pay for the homestay with a credit card? No.

7. What are the ages of people who stay in homestay? We have hosted people from 16 to 60 years old. The cost for hosting students UNDER 18 is more expensive per month.

8. May I request a homestay family if I have a friend who stayed in that homestay? Yes, and you may stay there if they are available. We have many requests.

9. May we request the same homestay for friends or brothers and sisters? Yes, if available.

10. Will my English improve faster if I stay in Homestay? Yes, companies have done studies and have tested businesspersons that stay in homestay verses other housing. The people who stayed in homestay progressed better and faster.

11. Are the homestays houses or apartments? We have families who live in both houses and apartments.

12. If I stay for an unusual period of time, is homestay prorated? Yes, any extra days in homestay are prorated at the rate of $50 per day; any extra weeks are prorated at the rate of $200 per week.

13. Is the placement fee refundable? No.

14. May I use the family’s telephone? The telephone may be used for local calls. For long distance calls, students may use a prepaid telephone card, a telephone credit card, or may call collect. Prepaid telephone cards are readily available in grocery stores, pharmacies, gasoline stations, etc.

15. May I cook some of my country’s food if I want to? Some families allow cooking. Please state on your application if you would like to cook.

16. Will I get a key to the house? Yes.

l7. Can I get a private bathroom? Some homestays have private bathrooms available, others do not. You may request a private bathroom, and if a homestay is available that has a private bathroom, you may have one. There is an extra charge for a private bathroom.

18. When do I pay my homestay fee? The host family is paid on the day that you arrive, and every month thereafter on the same date.

19. May I watch TV programs and movies? All families have a TV available.

20. Where do I do my laundry? All families have laundry facilities available. They will help you.

21. Will the family take me shopping? Yes, they will take you shopping; be sure to ask them in advance.

22. Will the host family help me with my homework? Yes, if you ask them to help you. Please ask in advance.

23. Will the host family help me open a bank account? Yes, but also some of the schools take students to open bank accounts.

24. Will the host family teach me to drive a car? No, but we have driving schools in Houston that teach people to drive.

25. Can I buy a car? Yes, but you must have a Texas driver’s license in order to own a car here. Can I rent a car? Yes, but you must have an international driver’s license to rent a car.

26. Can I smoke inside the host family’s home? No, but you can smoke outdoors. Some families do not host smokers.

27. May I come and go as I please? We have some families who are very flexible, and others who have a curfew.

28. Is there a curfew (time that the students need to be home)? Teenagers can be treated as if they were the host family’s children. Adult students may have a curfew on week days.

29. What will I have in my room? A bed, study area (table or desk), closet and/or furniture for clothes, trashcan, study light, all items for the bed, and towels.

30. Do families have computer connections? ALL HOMESTAY FAMILIES HAVE computer connections which are available to those students who bring a laptop computer.

I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT ANSWERED ON THIS FORM.
homestayhouston@yahoo.com

 

Application Form



Step 1: Fill out and e-mail the form below or click here to print out the form and fax to (713) 772-3390.
Step 2: If transportation is needed, please go to Transportation page or click here to print out the form and fax to (713) 772-3390.
Step 3: Be sure to double check that all fields are filled out properly with the correct information before sending.

Select a program:
1. $750.00 per month plus fees (12 meals per week) STANDARD PROGRAM
2. $800.00 per month plus fees (13 meals per week) ABOVE AVERAGE PROGRAM
3. $575.00 per month plus fees (NO meals included in this program) ECONOMY PROGRAM
4. Other programs*
 
Family Name: *
First Name: *
Address:
City:
Country: *
Zip Code:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail: *
 
1. Country of Birth:
Nationality:
2. Gender:
Male Female*
Civil Status:
Single Married
3. Date of birth: Month: * Day: *
Year: *
4. Level of Education:
5. What is your current or future occupation?
6. What are your hobbies?
7. Do you smoke?
Could you live in a home that has smokers?
8. Could you live in a home that has a dog?
Could you live in a home that has a cat?
9. Are there any foods that you cannot eat?
(DOES NOT APPLY TO THE ECONOMY PROGRAM #3)
10. Do you have any allergy or health problems?
11. Will you have access to an automobile:
12. How many months will you be in your Homestay?
13. Arrival Date:
Arrival Time:
Airport Name:
Airlines:
Flight Number:
14. Name of the school that you will attend? *
15. Date of arrival at the homestay home:
16. On the following box, please describe yourself to your American Homestay Family:

Application:


To apply for Homestay Houston by e-mail or fax please click on the first link below. If you need transportation from the airport to the home please click on the second link as well.

Homestay Application Form

Transportation Form

Please read all the details about the Placement Fee before sending your Application Form.