Southern California Campuses

WISE® Homestay services offered for:
UC Irvine, Irvine Valley College, Saddleback College, Orange Coast College, IEC @ OCC, Riverside Community College, Chapman University-Riker Campus, Concordia University, Hancock International College and any Academic or ESL centers or Tour Groups in our Southern California region.

The WISE® Foundation provides homestay services in the Southern California Region for College and University students attending the University of California at Irvine and other nearby campuses. In addition to learning about the services WISE® provides, please use the resources available at this site to enroll as a student to live in a homestay, to apply as a prospective host family, or to apply through WISE® as a participant in one of the many English Language Programs offered through the University of California, Irvine or our local schools and campuses.

Students & participants:

Do you wish to apply to live with a host family? Have you already been accepted to either:

University of California, Irvine

Saddleback Community College

Irvine Valley College

Orange Coast College and IEC @ OCC

Riverside Community College

Concordia University

Chapman University – Rinker Campus

Hancock International College

Click here to learn more about our homestay program or to apply to be hosted through WISE® and our network of families.
There are various academic programs located in the Southern California area served by WISE® Homestay Services including the University of California, Irvine; and the local community colleges; and various English as a Second Language schools.  If you plan to attend and have not already begun the enrollment process for your school/ learning center, you should begin this process. You can find the University of Irvine’s general information about programs they offer here. You can contact the school directly to enroll; or, if you need assistance through WISE® to complete the enrollment process, we are able to assist you. Click here for more details.

Prospective Host Families

Do you wish to apply to be a host?

Do you live in a community close to one of the schools served by WISE® Homestay Services? If you are interested in sharing your home and culture with students attending short term or long term programs to improve their English, and or professional skills, please click here to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of WISE® host families and to begin the application process to become part of our wonderful network of families.

Current Host Families

To contact WISE® Homestay Services or to update us on your status, please e-mail us at or

To Contact the Local Southern California WISE Office

Phone: 949-206-0496
Fax: 949-855-8971

25422 Trabuco Road,
Suite #105 box #343
Lake Forest,
CA 92630, USA


WISE Foundation
P.O. Box 1332
Dyersburg TN-38025, USA


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