International Student Homestay at JCA!


Gphomestay is a Boston-based educational service provider that specializes in bringing quality international student homestay and boarding components to private high schools around the U.S. Gphomestay’s worldwide network has brought hundreds of young people from around the world to experience American education and build worldwide connections.

Joliet Catholic Academy is  preparing to welcome several international students. JCA families, friends, and alumni have various opportunities to get involved in this amazing, cross-cultural experience!

Hosts Families Wanted for 2014-2015

Joliet Catholic Academy has an expanding international program and currently needs qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for international students from China who will be attending our school during the 2014-2015 academic school year. If you live within a 30-minute commute to and from the school and are able to provide daily transportation, you may be eligible to apply!

Gphomestay will provide host families with dedicated support staff, host family training, and 24-7 emergency support throughout the school year, as well as regular group activities for you and the student to share with other participating families.

The students have their own health insurance and spending money. The host family should speak English at home, ensure that the student eats three nutritious meals per day, and provide a private bedroom for the student’s sole use. Being able to involve the student in family events and activities is a big plus. Participating families will receive a stipend of $900 per month.

We ask our hosts to commit to the 10-month academic school year. If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life by hosting an international student for the 2014-2015 school year, visit and complete an online host inquiry today!

Host Family Referral Program!

Hosts do not have to have a student enrolled at JCA to qualify. Help us spread the word next time you talk to you neighbors, co-worker, families, and friends! You can earn $150 for each family referral who is approved to host with the gphomestay program! Simply direct your referrals to complete a host inquiry at and have them list your name and contact information as the source of interest. Yes, it really is that easy!

Frequently Asked Questions 

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