The concept for My International Family, LLC developed around Will and Stephanie's dinner table as they talked with their international students. It was evident that the students, attending an English language school in downtown Chicago, felt like they were spending a lot of time and money to study English but were not satisfied with the results. Ineffective or uninterested teachers, over-sized classes, and other internationals speaking their native language in the same classroom were common complaints. Several students transferred to other ESL schools only to find similar results. Often our students said that they learned more from their homestay experience than in the classes they attended. Finding so many students frustrated by wasted resources and unmet goals, Will and Stephanie pulled from their cross-cultural backgrounds and experience in business education to produce what we know today as MIF.
When you book a stay through My International Family, you help make the world a better place. We believe it is our responsibility to use the resources we have to care for others and see peace and justice established in global communities. For this reason MIF donates 10% of all profits to individuals and organizations that actively pursue social justice and disaster relief efforts.