Furnished homestay is a great option for students who want to be immersed in the culture of Los Angeles by staying with one of its many residents.


Housing Options for Total Immersion in Los Angeles

Welcome home! Furnished homestays offer private rooms in the home of a host family. 

The families who participate not only provide lodging, but also understand the experience of being away from home in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Families can offer local insights for a cultured and enriching experience.

The furnished homestay option is for students who want to be immersed in the culture of Los Angeles by staying with one of its many residents. This is an ideal option for those who are on a budget or looking for a family-style stay. This is not always the best option for those who are more independent or free-spirited. On the application form, students are invited to state their preferences as to the neighborhood, family dynamic (with or without children), dietary restrictions, allergies, etc. to be placed accordingly. However, we cannot guarantee that all guidelines will be met.

Through the homestay program, lifelong friendships can be created. If you’re new to Los Angeles and want a guiding hand in your experience, this could be the right option for you!

Amenities available:

  • A private bedroom, which includes a bed with bedding, sheets and pillows.
  • Closet space, a desk and chair.
  • Fresh towels, blankets and linens on arrival.
  • Access to a bathroom (including shower, sink and toilet) within the home. This bathroom may be shared with the host but your privacy should be respected.
  • Access to the kitchen facilities for light cooking as well as a specifically assigned space in the refrigerator.
  • Breakfast served or made available at a time that is mutually convenient (coffee, tea or milk, toast, jam, butter).
  • High-speed internet access (on request).
  • Heat and electricity.

For more information about the ICE Student Housing program, including our homestay options, please contact (888) 709-CHEF or LAhousing@ice.edu.

Homestays are not offered by ICE but are provided by independent third parties. Before you submit your housing form, please review the Housing Disclaimer.