Host Family Pre-Arrival Orientation - EPA/Secondary Home Visit

To complete U.S. Department of State requirements, SHARE! has someone other than your EPC visit your home to do a secondary verification.  This person, the Exchange Program Aide, will only check the following: 

  • Is the host family's home reasonably neat and clean?

  • Does the student's bedroom include a permanent bed (not inflatable or convertible)?

  • Does the student's bedroom include space and storage for personal belongings?

  • Is there a space in the home (other than the bedroom) for the student to study?

  • Does the student have access to a bathroom with a door that locks?

  • Can the student get to the outside of the house, in case of fire?

  • If the student is sharing a bedroom, is it with just one other child of the same gender?