Host Families
The International Student Program at Manitowoc Lutheran High School is the direct result of host families who open their homes to students from all over the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to share their Christian faith.

View the International Promotional Brochure Here

Seeking Host Families

Application to become a Host Family

Why do families choose to host?
Families host for a wide variety of reasons. At the center is the desire for the family to open its home to an individual who might otherwise never have the chance to learn of their Savior. Other reasons for hosting include learning of other cultures or participating in an exciting new experience.

What is a host family?
Host families are expected to welcome the international student into your home as a member of the family and provide a caring home environment.

Want to be a House Parent at MLHS?
Live with international students in a dorm/house setting and share your faith.

How well can international students speak English?
An international student's academic success is dependent on the ability to communicate in the English language. For an applicant to be accepted, he/she must demonstrate proficiency with an acceptable score on a standardized testing format.

What are the major challenges for host families?
Most challenges typically involved cultural differences within communication styles or customs. Many families who have experienced such challenges find that, in time, they are resolved with patience and clear communication.

Mileage & Expense Logs
Feel free to use these documents to help record your expenses.
   Expense Log
   Mileage Log

Independent Travel Documents
Manitowoc Lutheran High School regards the safety of your student of utmost importance while he/she is in our care. We have, therefore, designed some protocol for each international student to follow if he/she would like to travel independently of his/her host family.

Manitowoc Lutheran High School reserves the right to reject any request to travel that we believe is not in the best interest of the student.

Please fill out each form completely and return them all to Mrs. Carrie Ungemach ( at least two weeks prior to travel. Below is a list of forms and documents to be completed.

Other documents needed for travel:
__ Medical Release Form
__ Insurance Card
__ Visa/Passport/I20
__ Emergency Phone Numbers

“to proclaim to those who live on the earth-to every nation, tribe, language and people." ~ Revelation 14:6