International Scholars Program Host Family Information

Niskayuna Central School District has an International Student program to bring students from around the world into our high school and community. The International Student Program allows Niskayuna students to experience all the diversity of a truly international student population and allow selected Niskayuna families to share their home life with student visitors for an entire school year.

In order to support the efforts of host families, the Niskayuna Central School District will provide interested families with a monthly stipend of $500. This stipend is intended to assist families in covering the expenses of hosting such as room, board and entertainment. All international students will be placed by an exchange agency in approved host family homes for an entire school year.

Host families must complete the following steps in order to take part in the International Student Program:

1. Complete the host family application
2. Sign the criminal background check authorization release
3. Agree to and complete the host family orientation
4. Provide proper supervision to the international student
5. Agree to monthly supervisor meetings

If you are interested in having a rewarding experience as a host family, please call (518) 382-2511, ext. 21722 for more information, or complete the host family application and return it to:

Foreign Language Resource Center
Niskayuna High School
1626 Balltown Rd.
Niskayuna, New York 12309

Thank you for your support of the Niskayuna International Students Program!