Gloria Zarabozo, Director
International Student Admissions and Services
Diablo Valley College
Thank you for choosing Diablo Valley Homestay. We have provided homestay placement services since 2001, and have successfully placed thousands of international students with local host families in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Our specialty is providing homestay placement services for students attending Diablo Valley College, the International Education Center at Diablo Valley College (IEC@DVC), Contra Costa College, Los Medanos College, Solano College, John F. Kennedy University, The Quarry Lane School, Valley Christian School, and Orinda Academy. We also provide homestay placement services for students attending other schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, including ESL programs, colleges, universities, and private and public high schools.
What is a Homestay?
A homestay is a safe and affordable housing arrangement with a pre-screened and dedicated host family. Finding housing anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area is challenging enough for people who already live here. For a newly arriving international student, the task can be near impossible. Our experience and expertise make securing a homestay placement easy, and more importantly, relieves the student and their parents of worrying about finding housing after the student arrives in the United States. Living in an English-speaking household is enormously beneficial for an international student, and dramatically increases their English proficiency within a very short period of time.
Diablo Valley Homestay has hundreds of host families in our housing registry, and we work closely with all of our host families and students through the entire placement process and the duration of the placement. We work hard to ensure that both the host family and the student have a positive and memorable homestay experience. In addition to homestay placements, we offer an airport pick up service for our students, as well as an after-arrival assistance package. Furthermore, we also provide homestay placements for interns and working professionals needing short-term housing arrangements during their work assignment.