Did you know Washington State hosts more than 20,000 international students each year – with a growing number (up to 20%) who want to live in an American home to learn more about our culture and language?
Did you also know that your family could get paid $600-800/month to host a student in your home? Yes – a great cultural experience and boost the family budget.
Come learn more about how you can become a host this Saturday at the Central Area Community Festival (11am-7pm) from the American Homestay Network – a Seattle based organization currently seeking host families in and around Seattle for international students coming to study at local colleges this summer and fall.
- What is Homestay? Different than well known “exchange” programs, homestay is a cultural exchange between a local individual or family (called a “Homestay Host”) and a visiting International Student who comes to live as a guest in their home while they are a visiting student.
- What do Hosts and students receive from Homestay? The Homestay experience helps the student understand the culture and customs of the region in which they are studying. The Host assists the Student to become familiar with the local area, customs, and language in a relaxed and friendly household setting. Hosts receive a $490-$775 per month hosting fee – a great boost to any family budget as well as an amazing cultural experience having a foreign student live in your home.
- What does AHN provide to hosts? Along with the monthly hosting fee, AHN’s professionally managed support services include the use of an easy, online homestay management system for communications and admin, national background check process, 24×7 professionally staffed emergency support, online payment services, compulsory online student and host orientation training, and professional airport transportation services.
- More information about hosting and the American Homestay Network is available at: www.homestayhosting.com
We hope to see you on Saturday at the Community Festival – stop by our booth to learn more and hear about hosting opportunities in the Central District.