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Located just 80 miles north of California's capital city of Sacramento lies the city of Chico. This very diverse community, nestled in the Northern California central valley, is surrounded by mountains and brimming with all types of wildlife and activities for almost every lifestyle. There is hiking, fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, skiing (water or snow), biking, boating, flying, gold prospecting, artistic endeavors, such as painting, drawing, sculture, glass blowing, or just listening to classical or popular music. This quaint community has it all and much more, including the National Yo-Yo Championships.
Known as the "City of Trees" and home to the 13th largest city-owned park in the nation Bidwell Park (17 miles long). Big Chico Creek runs right through the heart of town. A little know fact is that the Hollywood original movie 'The Adventures of Robin Hood', starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland was filmed in Bidwell Park. This 1938 swashbuckler film used the park as the infamous 'lair' (known as Sherwood Forest) for Robin and his merry men.
Our Director, Lynda, has been very active in homestay placements for the past 24+ years as a host sponsor family participant and as a placement agent for Int'l Home Missions - USA, which has been placing international students from Japan and S. Korea since 1989. She possesses an incredible gift of compassion, love, patience and takes personal interest in the students and their host families. Her personalized service and care make each students' stay the best that Chico has to offer.
She has traveled internationally to Japan and Korea on many occasions to meet families of students that have participated in a homestay in the Chico area and speaks to organizations and schools interested in future homestay experiences.
Our Administrator, George, is Lynda's husband & he holds a Master's Degree (MBA) in Business Administration from California State University, Chico, He has over 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience and handles the administrative tasks of the Agency. George has been involved in many homestay experiences, served as President of International Home Missions - USA and has been involved with many facets of past homestay programs. His focus on administrative details, logistics, and business matters is an invaluable asset to the Agency and helps make the homestay experience from arrival to departure seamless.
Upper Bidwell Park
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you would like to apply for a homestay, please select the FORMS tab, download the Student Homestay application for in either WORD or PDF format, completely fill it out, then return to us by email to the following email address:
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4102 Nighthawk Way, Chico, CA 95973, US
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