We will work with you and the visitor to try to solve any issues that may arise. If for some reason, you are not pleased with the hosting experience, we will work to find a new home host for your guest.
A background check is not required to host an adult visitor. However, background checks are mandatory for any youth hosting opportunity.
This is generally not the issue. We will inform you if your guests have an allergy or are uncomfortable around pets. It is extremely important that you let us know if you have any pets so we can avoid any conflicts that may arise.
SDDC is unable to compensate dinner and home hosts. However, we can provide a letter of donation to home hosts, for tax purposes.
In most cases, fellows do not have access to a car or the ability to drive while in San Diego. For short term stays, we typically ask home hosts to transport fellows. Fellows can also take public transportation or use a bicycle if one is available. For longer stays, fellows have a small stipend to… Read More
We ask that fellows have their own bedroom and bed. In some cases, if a home host takes two fellows of the same sex, they can share a room, but not a bed. However, this requires approval by SDDC.
Yes, all of our international visitors have medical and accident insurance provided by the U.S. Department of State.
Whatever works best for you and your family. We just ask that guests have access to the fridge and kitchen to make breakfast or pack lunch. Dinner plans and arrangements can be discussed with guests.
This depends upon the program. Some opportunities are for just a couple of nights, while others are month long or multi-week hosting opportunities.
Yes, this is recommended and can be discussed and arranged between the host and guests.