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Testimonial

Namibian student at UMass Navitas program

Thank you very much for the lovely home you assigned to me. I really enjoyed my stay and felt more at home away from home! The family is great and taught me so much about the American culture and I felt so comfortable.

Namibian Student – UMass Boston Navitas

Options and Fees

We offer four options to meet the needs of any visitor to Boston: Standard Homestay, Standard Bed & Breakfast, Executive Homestay and Executive Bed & Breakfast.

Homestay options include the following:

  • A friendly and attentive host or host family
  • Interactions with a host to learn about U.S. culture
  • A fully furnished, clean and comfortable private bedroom with quiet study/work space
  • Linens, towels, bathing and eating areas
  • Self-served continental breakfast (for example: juice, cereal, toast, coffee/tea)
  • Prepared dinner by the host and shared with the host (Standard/Executive Homestay only)
  • Internet access, laundry facilities, and all utilities
  • Public transportation (subway/bus) within walking distance 

Please choose from one of our four options:

Standard Homestay - USD $330 per week

  • Evening meal prepared by, and shared with, the host
  • Commute time within 40-60 minutes to downtown Boston destinations
  • Internet access

Executive Homestay - USD $420 per week

  • Evening meal prepared by, and shared with, the host
  • Commute time within 30-45 minute to downtown Boston destinations
  • Private bath (if available)
  • Internet access - Wireless

Standard Bed & Breakfast Homestay - USD $285 per week

  • Includes self-served continental breakfast only
  • Commute time within 40-60 minutes to downtown Boston destination
  • Internet access

Executive Bed & Breakfast Homestay - USD $375 per week

  • Includes self-served continental breakfast only
  • Commute time within 30-45 minute to downtown Boston destinations
  • Private bath (if available)
  • Internet access - Wireless

A non-refundable application fee of $125 is due upon submission of homestay application.  The fee is not included in the prices above.  Click here to pay this fee online using Paypal.