Born out of our commitment to academic and homestay excellence, Homestay 360 gives American families the opportunity to host an international student for the duration of the student’s enrollment in a New Oasis partner high school. In return, our high school scholars enrich their host family life and local community with a commitment to quality education, community service and international exchange.
Meet the Staff:
Suzy Fitzpatrick, Director of Homestay 360
Suzy Fitzpatrick joined New Oasis in 2011 as the area coordinator for The Walsingham Academy. In 2012, she was promoted to Homestay Programs Manager, where she created social programs at schools, geared towards international students and homestay families. She was promoted again in 2013, to her current role as Director of the Homestay Program.
Suzy earned a bachelor’s degree in history from La Salle University in 2006. A mother of three, Suzy hosted New Oasis students for two years.
Tammy Becker, Homestay Regional Manager
Tammy Becker joined New Oasis International Education as the area coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Schools in 2010. Her hard work, dedication, responsiveness and commitment to the New Oasis stakeholders led to her to a promotion to Homestay 360 Manager.
As an Area Coordinator, Tammy managed the academic and Homestay support for the Lehigh Valley. Her experience as a coordinator provided her with a cultural awareness that has enabled her to foster and retain trusting relationships with schools, host families, and students.
The knowledge and experience she gained as a coordinator enable her to perform the role of Homestay 360 Program Manager, identifying, assessing and assisting with situations that require support and understanding for students and families.