Family Life, Hawaiian Style



Homestay is a great accommodation option for some students. It is economically priced, and it also gives you the chance to practice your English skills and experience Hawaiian lifestyle.

All of our homestay families have been visited by our staff to ensure that you will have the best homestay experience possible.

Although we understand that most students want to be placed as close as possible to the school, most of our homestay families are located in the suburban areas surrounding Honolulu. Most families live 45-70 minutes by bus from the school.

If being close to the school or nightlife is important to you, we recommend that you explore our accommodation options in or near Waikiki.

Are you interested in being a host family? Please contact us!

Homestay Information

From 12 years
Room Type:
Private Single
Min. Occupancy:
1 Week
Max. Occupancy:
3 Months
Yes / No
Check in:
Saturday / Sunday
Check out:
Saturday / Sunday
  • a private room (semi-private possible for children)
  • a self-serve breakfast and a hot dinner each day (students aged 12-17 also receive a packed lunch)
  • placement in a reliable family that has been carefully screened by the school
  • transportation to school available for students aged 12-17 (mandatory for students 12-13)

Accommodation Fees 2024


 Fees 2024
Placement Fee


18+ years old 14-17 & 50+ years old 12-13 years old
1 week $570 $660 $900 *
2 weeks $950 $1,100 $1,270 *
3 weeks $1,255 $1,450 $1,635 *
4 weeks $1,520 $1,760 $1,980 *
5+ weeks $380/week $440/week $495/week *
Extra day $80 $95 $130
  • * Weekly transportation:$290 for ages 12-13; option for 14-17.
  • Personal Dietary Preferences:added fee 10%, includes vegetarian; 15% vegan (dependent on availability)
  • Additional Days: extra day or weekly rate - whichever is less.

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