An Author among us

We are so pleased to announce one of our treasured Homestays, Glenda Buckmier, is author of a brand new children’s book, “A Horse Goes To The Store”, to be available soon. Congrats!


Homes needed for Mexican Students

We have a great need for homes to host 30 Mexican students coming from Mexico for only 21 days – from December 2nd to December 22nd.  You will be paid $450 per student for the 21 days — with just a few responsibilities, like providing a private bedroom per student,  14 meals per week (breakfast & dinner each day) and transportation to and from ELS located on the campus of OCU Monday through Friday.

Enjoy rewarding cultural exchange, fun & interesting conversations, memories that last a lifetime and impact an International student’s life!!!

Please consider hosting and contact me ASAP. Denny’s cell – 203-6536.

Love this Post!

I LOVE to receive posts like the following from one of our great Homestays, Lucas & Ellany Collins, who have “returned to the nest”. Read what she has to say —

“After FIVE YEARS of hosting over 30 international students, I figured we were done for good in 2015. But with a new baby coming, and the call from the organization to host a single student for 8 months, we figured we’d give it one last hurrah and save some extra 💰. I’m so glad we did! We have our first female student ever, she’s from Osaka, Japan, and she is the sweetest girl. The kids already adore her and she never has a hand free because one of the kids is always holding one. Of all the students to host for 8 months, she’s gonna make this easy”

Session #10, 2017 ELS Activity Calendar

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Newest addition to our ELS Family – Tirzah Eve Glenn

We were Blessed with a new member of our ELS Family! Our International Student Adviser, Ashley Glenn, had her beautiful baby girl yesterday at 4:02. Tirzah Eve Glenn weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. Mom, baby AND Daddy are all doing very well. Congrats to a precious family.

Our New ELS Homestay Promo Video

This video shows some of our Homestay students and hosts sharing why they have chosen Homestay.

Saying Good-bye to our Saudi brother – So hard to do!

Lukus & Ellany Collins have been hosting a student from Saudi Arabia for four sessions.  Ellany emELS Dwayneailed me and I just had to share her comments about their student, Hussain.  I hope this will be an encouragement to all of our Host Homes.

Hi Denny!  We are SO excited about both our new students coming this week — although saying goodbye to Dwayne (Hussain) was really sad – he has been one of our best!

If Dwayne returns to this ELS (which is uncertain right now), but if he’s not able to return to our home, he comes HIGHLY recommended for another good home. 

He was so amazing with our girls, he’s by far the cleanest student we’ve ever had, and he’s just wonderful.  Lukus had to go away on business, out of state, for a few days, and “D” (Hussain) looked after me and the girls like we were his own family.  He made us breakfast every morning and took care of the all the trash — because that’s what Lukus does!  And, I felt safer having him around while Lukus was away.

If he can’t return to us, another family would be very lucky to have him.  

Collins Saudi meal

Here is a picture for your blog of the huge traditional Saudi meal his cousin made for us and a few of our friends which we all ate Saudi style on the floor with our hands.  It was wonderful!”

Thank you, Ellany, for sharing! – Grateful for your entire family

I would love to have more fun stories like this one from all our Homestays, and pictures to share with our other Homestay Hosts.  Please email me anytime you have something great to share.