For Winter and Spring quarters 2021, all instruction will remain online. Students will be unable to enter the U.S., but can continue to study with UCR University Extension from the comfort of their own home. We have temporarily suspended the issuance of I-20 forms until we are able to resume face-to-face instruction. At this time, students can apply for our professional certificate and Online University Programs for Winter and Spring 2021 quarters.  Download Informational Flyer

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Homestay Family

Students who stay with an American family improve their English more quickly, learn about American life and customs, and form a unique bond and friendship with their hosts. Homestay is also the most economical housing option. There is no minimum stay. You will have a double-occupancy, furnished room, and all meals and daily transportation to classes and school-related activities are included.


Homestay (Off-Campus Housing) Fees
Placement Fee $200 Nonrefundable
Duration of Stay Rates
Short-Term (1-9 weeks) $225 per person, per week; $33 per person, per extra day
Long-Term (10+ weeks) $900 per person, per month; $30 per person, per extra day


  • The homestay placement fee is paid to the university.
  • The weekly/monthly room fees are paid directly to the families.

To apply for the American Homestay Program at UCR IEP, you must first create an account and complete an IEP Program Application. After you have completed your program application, you can click here to log-in to your Student Portal and complete a housing application. Only students admitted to an IEP program are eligible to apply for housing.

Contact the UCR IEP Homestay Program for questions

1200 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 827-4423


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