Twinn Palms Homestay is a housing management service dedicated to providing comprehensive services to students, host families, schools, and overseas partners. Twinn Palms provides Homestay Coordinators to closely work with our host families to ensure that our students have an enjoyable and safe experience while in the United States. Our coordinators also recruit, manage, and [...]
Twinn Palms prides itself in providing our students with host families from a variety of backgrounds. We prefer our host families to be flexible, open-minded, aged 26 or older, and represent the diversity of the United States. Our families are of varied: economic, religious, racial, and financial backgrounds. Our most successful hosts are ones who [...]
Yes, a comprehensive background check is required by law for anyone 18 years of age or older who will be living within the same home as our students.
No, we do not require a credit or employment check for you or your family members.
Yes, a valid driver’s license or identification card and proof of auto insurance is required for everyone 18 years of age or older who will be living in the home.
Each student received an F-1 Student VISA. The school where the student is attending issues an I-20 Form (also known as the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status for Academic and Language Students). This form states what school they will be attending and how long their stay in the United States will be.
Providing your host student with a safe, supportive, and loving home for the academic year (or for however long your student will be with you). Welcoming your host student as a member of the family and encouraging students to participate in all aspects of family life Providing your host student with his/her own private bedroom, [...]
Yes, all students have medical and accident insurance provided through Twinn Palms. Students and host families will receive an insurance card and a brochure detailing the policy coverage when they arrive in the United States.
Yes, your student will be required to provide English competency scores which may result in a status of: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced English speaker. Additionally, he/she will be taking ESL courses during his/her academic year.
Yes, you do not need to have an underage child in your home to be a host family.