Homestay family
Japanese student with an Indianapolis homestay family

When you are deciding where to live in Indianapolis, consider living with an American host family. This is called a homestay.

A homestay can be an affordable option, and it will give you an opportunity to experience daily life in Indianapolis. Homestays may be single people or couples, with or without children, young or old. You will have a chance to request the kind of family you would like to live with.

Your hosts will help you become comfortable with life in Indianapolis, and you will have a chance to practice English with them every day. Many students who choose to live with a homestay form close bonds with their hosts and remain friends after they move on or return home.

To request a homestay, contact and we will assist you in filling out an application. Please note, there is NO GUARANTEE that a homestay will be availalbe for you. You should apply as soon as possible and consider an alternate plan as well.

The move-in date for homestays is ONE DAY BEFORE the session starts.

Homestays provide a comfortable room and most meals. They do not provide transportation for PIE students, but the home will be near public transportation.