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How To Apply

1.Please make sure that we have homestay for your school or location. Click HERE for current list of all schools and locations.

2. Select Fees and Costs to review placement & processing fees. These costs are based on the school you will attend.

3. Complete the Online Application and press "Submit Information" when finished. All the information requested is important, so please answer all questions. You can also download the application form by clicking here, then print and fax it to us at +1-480-633-8193 or e-mail it to Homestay@ovecs.com

4. Submit your one-time placement & processing fee (see Fees and Costs) by check or international money order (US$), made payable to "OvECS Ltd.". Please send the payment by an Express Service to:

      OvECS Ltd.
625 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 202
Gilbert, AZ 85234 U.S.A.

5. Two (2) passport size photos for airport pickup and our file.

6. Flight / Arrival information for airport pickup (date & time of arrival, flight number).

Here is a listing of the airports for Host Family pick-up for the following schools:

1: University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) - Willard, Champaign Airport (CMI).

2: San Diego State University (San Diego) - San Diego International Airport (SAN).

3: University California Davis (Davis)  - Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

4: University of Albany (Albany) – Albany International Airport (ALB)

5:  Arizona State University (Phoenix/Tempe)  - Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl (PHX)

6:  University of Arizona (Tucson) – Tucson International Airport (TUS)

7: University of Pittsburgh ( Pittsburgh) – Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

8: University of Utah (Salt Lake City) – Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

If you are not arriving at one of these airports, you will need to arrange ground transportation by bus or train to the station nearest to your school.  Send us the information and we will arrange Host Family pick up.

If you are unsure what airport to use for your school, please contact us by e-mail

Please send all applications materials (we recommend that you send them via express mail) to:

OvECS Ltd.
625 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 202
Gilbert, AZ 85234 U.S.A.

7. When we receive your application, along with your placement and processing fee, we will immediately begin to look for a suitable host family for you. We recommend you apply as soon as possible, this will help ensure the best placement for your individual needs. When a host family has been found, we will immediately contact you by e-mail and provide you with detailed information about your host family.

8. A refund cannot be made once we start to look for a host family; however, if an available host cannot be found, your placement and processing fees will be completely refunded to you.

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