Become an International Student Host Family

Host families are needed each school year for international students who attend Billings Central Catholic High School. Host families provide the student with room and board and transportation to and from school and school-related activities.

The most important quality that a host family needs is a willingness to open their hearts and homes to a student from another country and be able to roll with the chaos and craziness that high school can sometimes be. All of these students have been extensively screened but our partner agency, as well as interviewed by BCCHS personally. All are fluent in English.

Families hosting an international student receive a host family stipends as well as a $500 tuition grant for their own family.

Hosting an international student can be an incredible experience for both the international student and the host family. Both the host family and the international student share their own culture, while also learning a new culture. Many host family experiences result in a lifelong relationship with the student, meeting the student’s family, and traveling to the student’s home country.

For more information about hosting an international student, email the BCCHS International Student Program.

International Students 2022-23

Max Mai, Germany

11th Grade, 1st semester, Max enjoys soccer, tennis, skiing, computer games and hanging out with friends.

Cia Mueller, Germany

10th grade, 1st semester, may stay for both semesters, Cia is strongly academic and possibly interested in volleyball or cheer. She is also interested in acting and media.

Paul Reinbold, Germany

10th grade, full year, Paul is interested in music and plays the violin, drums, and guitar, and enjoys tennis. He may want to try American football, and he participates in a program where high school kids learn how to fight fires, which here would best compare to Scouting.

Arthur Zanatta, Brazil

12th grade, full year, Arthur has studied at an American school in Brazil and spent last year in the United States as well. He would like to graduate high school and attend university in America. He is interested in track, music, academics, and video games.