Welcome to the Family

Maranatha has experienced host families, most of which have students of their own who attend our school. The program coordinator personally visits each home and conducts an orientation to explain expectations and the family’s role in helping students adjust to American culture.  Students enjoy traveling with their host families, experiencing American holiday traditions, and sharing their cultures with their host families.



A Real Family Experience

“They are always so helpful. They are very good and nice people. They treat me as a part of their family.” 

- Carla G. | Spanish Student

“I love my host family! Joe and I are really good friends and we enjoy playing football together.”

- Lixin X. | Chinese Student

“My family experience was so amazing. My host parents welcomed me to their family like one of their own kids.” 

- Alba I | Spanish Student

“Sending a child halfway around the world can be daunting. As a host parent, we want to provide a safe, kind, and caring home so the international family can rest assured their child is cared for. We have found the experience to be rewarding and enjoyable as we welcome new students into our home.”

- Cassie & Jack's Host Family

"Serving as American parents allows us to guide and support International Students as they experience our culture and faith. Through the love and care we give them, we reflect God’s love for them, and we help their parents feel peace about their children’s safety and happiness."

  • The Larson Host Family | Host to Many Students