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How Hosts Are Paid

Hosts get paid regularly while hosting a student. Each visiting student pays a homestay fee to their homestay management team to cover management and supervision of their stay, 24/7 emergency support services, translation services, and airport transportation services.

A majority of the homestay fee is passed along to hosts to cover day-to-day food and accommodation expenses. Homestay fees vary from state to state and range depending on accommodation, meal plan and location.

Electronic Payment and Timing

Your homestay manager will arrange payment to be made every 2 weeks directly into your bank account. This prevents any dispute regarding delayed or late payment by the student while protecting the student against any arrangement that might compromise his or her health and safety while in a trusted homestay environment.

Recognizing Payments

A 1099 Tax Form will be provided to each homestay host for annual homestay fees paid over $600 (in 2014).

Concerned about paying more taxes? Check out our recent article on using hosting income to lower your overall tax burden.

How Much Hosts Are Paid

Host compensation varies based on location, meals, and sometimes other amenities or considerations.