American Home Life International
2137 Embassy Drive, Suite 202
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 560-2840
Fax: (717) 560-2845
Contact: Dennis Brooks, President
2017-2018 CSIET Listing Status: Conditional
Countries Served: 22 countries including Albania, Armenia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Estonia, France, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Number of 2016-2017 Participants: 208 semester or year inbound
Not-for-Profit Organization: Established 1991
For more than 25 years, AHLI has been providing American homestay, academic programs and short-term cultural experiences for over 14,000 international students. We remain committed to help our students succeed by placing them in the right schools and in the best academic or cultural programs. Critical for student success, AHLI’s strength is the unparalleled ability to provide Christian host families that offer a safe, secure and nurturing home environment for the students.
AHLI partners with more than 140 accredited schools, community colleges and English language centers across 20 states. With significant global experience and commitment to excellence, the AHLI team is skilled at bringing the best combination of school, academic program, homestay and short-term cultural experiences to meet a variety of student needs and budgets.
A comprehensive college preparation support program is provided to students by a qualified AHLI team of educators. This includes the critical areas of academic goal setting, SAT and TOEFL preparation, college counselling, college selection and application, essay and resume writing as well as college visits.
Where English language learner support is required by a school which has no ELL program, AHLI provides qualified teachers for both individual support or in-school class time as required.
To ensure students are placed in the best home environment, each host family is carefully screened, checked for background, interviewed and the home inspected by AHLI personnel. On-going host family support is also provided throughout the student’s stay.
A qualified coordinator is assigned to each student to provide excellent student care covering orientation, monthly meetings, celebration of birthdays, and monitoring of college plans and preparations. Like a mentor, the coordinator guides the student on social, academic and cultural adjustment. AHLI facilitates all communication between the school, agent and parents, and advocate for the student in challenging situations. 24/7 emergency assistance is also made available to all AHLI students.
AHLI local coordinators work with each placement under the direct supervision of area Directors. Monthly reports on the student’s academic progress and social development are prepared to keep parents abreast of how their children are doing in the U.S.
AHLI is committed to ensuring our students are well supported by a tight network of school coordinators and administrators, coordinators and directors, ELL teachers and host families to enable them to succeed in pursuing their educational goals.