Providing students and professionals with the best homestays in the US.

Our Brand

HomestayMatch is the online platform that is most often recommended by schools in United States for homestays. We hold the top position by our personalised service and support.

Unparalled Experience
Unparalled Experience

Unparalled Experience

At HomestayMatch, we believe that the United States offers an education experience that is unparalleled.

Simplified Approach
Simplified Approach

Simplified Approach

But for an international student, the challenges and obstacles of finding accomodation can be great. We believe that this process should be simplified and that studying in the US should be a pleasant experience.

Best Platform for Homestays
Best Platform for Homestays

Best Platform for Homestays

That’s why we created the #1 Online Platform for Homestays in the US to make the experience of matching international students with hosts.

The Best Homestay Experience

We know that you want to learn and practice English in an immersive experience with all the comforts of home and the support of local friends and family without the expense of dorms, the uncertainty of short-term rentals, or long apartment contracts.

  • Find Amazing Hosts

    Search for host homes conveniently located near your campus and public transportation.

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  • Book Your Homestay

    See pictures of host homes, get detailed pricing, and request your preferred room.

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  • Start Your Adventure

    Move-in and create an unforgettable learning experience with the support of a local host.

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Leadership

Our hand-selected host families help you navigate the American culture and practice your English without the high price of dorms or insecurity of temporary rentals.

Immigrated to US
Immigrated to US

Immigrated to US

Born in Brazil, Emerson Torres, Founder and President of HomestayMatch, immigrated with his wife to the U.S. in 1998, and immediately enrolled in UCLA.

Pioneer in Homestays
Pioneer in Homestays

Pioneer in Homestays

Emerson noticed foreign students, including his own classmates, were struggling to find housing. So, he rented 5 apartments, and convinced the UCLA Extension program to send international students to his housing.

Best Homestay Provider
Best Homestay Provider

Best Homestay Provider

Today, HomestayMatch operates nationwide and has partnered with hundreds of schools, thousands of host homes and over 15,000 international students and 200 international agency partners globally.

Our Team

HomestayMatch is built by a team of professionals who personally understand the importance of the journey that international students make to invest in their futures by studying in the US

Emerson Torres

Emerson Torres

CEO & Founder

Sao Paulo -Brazil, Santa Inez College

Marta Damszel
Marta Damszel

Program Manager

Poland, Warsaw University

James Sheftal
James Sheftal

Partnership Program Manager

San Diego - United States, College of the Canyons

Leo Borges
Leo Borges

Operations Manager

Uberlandia - Brazil, CEUB Brasilia

Denise Quiroz
Denise Quiroz

Homestay Support Expert

Los Angeles - United States, El Camino College

Estela Franco
Estela Franco

Customer Service Expert

Sao Paulo - Brazil, College for International Students

Briauna Watley
Briauna Watley

Operations Manager

Los Angeles - US, Washington State University

Our Advisors

The HomestayMatch advisory team works to continuously improve the business model and develope better techniques to provide an easy way for international students to find their homestays in the US.

Scott Hindell
Scott Hindell

Business Model Specialist Los Angeles,

United States

Anderson Gobbi
Anderson Gobbi

Business Strategy and technology advisory,

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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Host a Student

If you are exceptionally hospitable and are looking to earn extra income and have a furnished spare bedroom, contact us today to be a part of our hosting network. We will set up a time for one of our ambassadors to visit your home and meet with you.

We love what we do and that we can play a small part in offering a unique host experience for both hosts and guests while visiting the US.

Apply to be a host

Trusted Partners

“We have been working with Universal Student Housing for over 10 years and have enjoyed a highly productive working relationship. USH staff go out of their way to meet our as well as our students’ needs, and we can always count on them to respond quickly to our calls and e-mails. We’re grateful for their help, and we wish them many more years of success”

Professor
William H. Gaskill, PHD, Director

International Programs & the American Language Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Partnered with over 40+ schools in United States

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