Arlington High School seeks host families for international students, authorities announced earlier this month.AHS logo 3916

“Every year, as part of our efforts to encourage intercultural learning, we invite international students to join us at AHS. This is our fourth year running this program, and this year, we have students from countries including Italy, France, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Germany,” wrote Superintendent Elizabeth C. Homan in her Oct. 3 message on the district’s website.

“Families who open their homes to students make this intercultural learning experience possible. We have families who have hosted in the past returning, and we are looking for new families as well. “

The message suggests contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Educatius Group via email or by calling or texting to 617-970-1999.

On its website, Educatius says that it is the world’s largest organization dedicated to high-school programs for international students. The site contains a wealth of information about the program. Some basics for prospective host families are as follows:

Host families must live in an English-speaking household; provide a bedroom for the student with their own bed and closet/dresser as well as a quiet space in the home to study; and three meals per day.

Applicants must complete an application/interview process and pass a criminal background check.

The website also states that the organization will provide an orientation to prepare for the students’ arrival; 24/7 local and national support with an emergency hotline; and a monthly stipend to help offset associated expenses. 

This announcement was published Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, based on information from the Arlington Public Schools' website and from the Educatius organization website.