(Wallyhood is happy to welcome a new sponsor, American Homestay Network. Kathryn Courtney providing this introduction.)
The American Homestay Network places international students, study tour groups, and professional development program participants in American homestays, each one professionally managed to meet the highest standards for safety, support, and cultural exchange. Through our affiliation with the widely respected Australian Homestay Network, all our homestays are subject to strict quality and safety practices, including rigorous certification of homestay hosts. As a result, our American homestays provide international guests with a safe, hospitable environment that accelerates English language skills, opens doors to American culture, and contributes to a more tolerant world by bridging the cultural gap.
If you have a love for people, culture, and education – and you have a spare room in your house – hosting an international college or high school student in your home may be a fun and enriching way to generate extra income.
Fees are paid via direct deposit every 2 weeks and range between $400 and up to $1450 per month depending on location, age of student, and amenities. We offer training, full support for the duration of the stay, background checks, and a 24/7 emergency response line.
Homestays can be as short as a couple of weeks or as long as a couple of years.
Here is a sweet story from a current American Homestay Network host:
“It is amazing how much we have learned in the months that I have had a student in our home,” said Priscilla. “It is perhaps true that we have learned more than she has during this time. As a retired teacher, she was my dream come true! She is studying in the field of Education as well. Doing homework together, listening to music, watching videos, and just talking have been avenues that we’ve explored in learning and sharing.”
“The years between us have melted away, for she is intuitive and talented. She taught me how to make homemade hummus and how to write my own name in two ways. I am still trying to perfect it as I flow from right to left.”
“Family and friends are very important as well. She has fit into our family and has taken us to be family as well. I’ve met many of her family members through the visual telephone. It is a goose bump experience to see beautiful people on the other side of the world, right in front of you, talking and smiling.” – Priscilla
Expand your family and supplement your savings. Apply now or read more at http://www.homestayhosting.com/.