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To become a host family for a student in your school community, you can get started by contacting the ASSIST representative at your member school. If your representative has already recommended you apply, you’ll find the necessary forms below.

To Host a Boarding School Student
  1. You’ll want to review the following brochures for more specific information about the host process:
     
  2. Complete the Homestay Application & Agreement Form.
     
  3. Complete a criminal background check through the Intellicorp Records portal. You’ll need the password provided by your school’s ASSIST representative (or contact us at jean@assist-inc.org for the password).
     
  4. Ask for personal references from two people who know you well. Your application asked you to list personal references; please direct those references here to complete our online reference form.
To Host a Day School Student
  1. You’ll want to review the following brochures for more specific information about the host process:
     
  2. Complete the Host Family Application & Agreement Form.
     
  3. Complete a criminal background check through the Intellicorp Records portal. You’ll need the password provided by your school’s ASSIST representative (or contact us at jean@assist-inc.org for the password).
     
  4. Ask for personal references from two people who know you well. Your application asked you to list personal references; please direct those references here to complete our online reference form.
Instructions for using the Intellicorp Records, Inc. portal

For ASSIST Host Families:

The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) mandates that all host families interested in hosting an international exchange student must submit to a criminal background check.

A criminal background check is required for every member of the household who is over 18 years of age, or will turn 18 during the exchange year.

Once you click on the link at the bottom of this page, you will be directed to the Intellicorp Records, Inc. website to enter information to conduct a criminal background check.

Instructions for using the Intellicorp Records, Inc. portal

1. Read the"Disclosure and Authorization to Obtain Consumer Reports for Employment/Volunteer Purposes" notice on the portal homepage

2. Enter the password provided by ASSIST, and click the "Agree and Consent >>" button.

3. Enter the requested information on the "Personal Information" screen. Fields marked with an "*" are required.

4. Click the "Next >>" button.

5. Review the information on the "Summary" screen for accuracy.

Please note that hitting the "Quit" button will not save your information and your background check will not be run.

6. If you need to make corrections, click the "<< Previous" button to return to the "Personal Information" screen.

7. If you need to save your progress, click the "Save" button. You will be provided a reference code to enter when you return to the website to complete the data entry.

8. If you are done, please click the "Complete" button.

Health Insurance Information

Most students opt to enroll in GeoBlue Worldwide Insurance through ASSIST to meet the health insurance requirement for their exchange year. These links should help file a claim if necessary. If students are covered by another organization, ASSIST will make sure you have the information you need.