All international students live with families of current or past students, families associated with Derryfield, or families of faculty and staff members. After students are accepted and enrolled, we work with you to match you with the best possible host family. International students are expected to become fully integrated with the lives of their host families, participating in family events and helping out with chores expected by individual families. This immersion helps to create a mutually beneficial relationship between host family and student. The student sees his or her conversational English improve quickly, all while establishing life-long relationships with members of his or her host family!