The Hewitt Family

Lindsay, Jace & Ryan

The Willson Family

Mia, Mylie, Tyler & Ty

SB Homestay


Lindsay Hewitt and Mia Willson have both been host families to international students and have been involved with international exchange for a combined 25 years!

Lindsay is a born and raised Santa Barbaran and is the Program Coordinator at SB Homestay. She has many years hosting international students in her own home and has been working with Mia since 2015. Lindsay will be conducting the Skype interviews with all our interested students, placing the students with families who best match them, and will be managing the students/homestays during each semester.

Santa Barbara Homestay Network is part of family business that has been working with study abroad students since 1976. Mia has worked with international students since 1998 as the housing coordinator for language schools in town, hosted students in her own home, traveled extensively as a study abroad student herself, and caters to the specific housing needs of international students seeking quality, comfortable and safe housing in Santa Barbara. She is Founder of The Coral Group in Santa Barbara and now works exclusively with Lindsay to provide wonderful homestay options to our visiting students. She is the Program Director/Owner and will be managing the program, relationships with agents and schools.

Both Lindsay and Mia are available to our students, homestay families, agents and parents at any time for emergencies. Please contact us by email or phone Monday - Friday 9am -5pm or make an appointment to visit us at 1233 Bath Street, Santa Barbara 93101.