TA’s international students live with American families who are committed to sharing their lives with students from abroad. Living with a local family is often the best way for international students to become immersed in the language and the culture of America.

The goal of TA’s homestay program is to support students through their academic and social transition into American life. Most students forge strong personal relationships with their host family and benefit from having a safe, welcoming home environment while attending Thetford Academy. Though only some of TA’s host families have children attending TA, all are rooted in the local community and eager to share their knowledge and love of the area.

Students who live with host families have their own bedroom and share their meals with the family. In addition to learning about American family life, living with host families ensures that our international students speak English all day, at school and at home, and make rapid progress mastering the English language. This helps students with their studies and prepares them for the next step of living and learning at an American university.