International students have several options for finding safe accommodation in the city of Chicago. There are several institutions that offer this service in family houses that have previously undergone rigorous evaluations of safety and comfort. 

Services include lodging, food, laundry services, internet access and others. In addition, students engage with their hosts’ culture and language and meet students from other parts of the world. Usually the student lives in the family home and they usually have their own private room (sometimes a shared one) and the meals are usually included … they do not have to cook. Some houses offer them places to study. There are several options. Here are some examples: 

American Homestay Network 

AHN is committed to the highest quality of homestay experience for each student. It is raising the standards of Homestay in the United States and globally through its processes of approving owners whose families host and match the students with the right hosts. AHN is considered the # 1 homestay network in America because it provides a homestay program that offers international students much more than a place to sleep and eat. Each home-based experience should provide an opportunity for the student and host family to learn from each other, share interests, and establish a foundation for a successful stay in America. His motto is: “At AHN we create relationships for life!”. 

AHN makes every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy and validity of the information provided on its web pages. However, things change, sometimes without warning. The prices shown on their website or printed material are not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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Chicago Homestay Search 

It is an internet portal that offers a guide of places that offer services of stay to foreign students. By browsing this portal you can customize your search to find accommodation in the area of your preference, as well as prices and services to your convenience. The following is a list of accommodations for families currently available in Chicago. Please note that you must click on each accommodation name for more details. 

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Homestay Bay 

It is a search engine for student accommodation in the United States. When visiting the page, enter the city that interests you and navigate through each of the accommodation houses that offer the services according to your needs. 

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