AHN-USA hosts are paid an expense reimbursement fee for hosting an international student in their home. Fees are paid directly to AHN-USA by the student; the majority of the student fee is reimbursed to the host for expenses and a percentage is retained by AHN-USA to cover management, systems, and professionally managed 24×7 critical support services.
Unlike many homestay companies who pay by the “month” AHN makes payments that are calculated on a nightly basis; so the actual length of stay is calculated down to the day. We pay hosts electronically, every two weeks, via ACH, directly into your checking account.
Homestay payments vary by region to more accurately reflect cost of living and services made available in that region.
Homestay Fee Model (All Regions)
|Stay Period||The standard minimum stay is 4 weeks. Student must give 2 weeks notice of their intent to move out. Partial weeks will be calculated at a daily rate. Longer stays are not uncommon.|
|Meal Plans||Meal plans provide flexibility for the host in what they are willing or able to offer a student. Meals are included in pricing options for the student.|
|Premium Homestay||Premium homestay locations are located closer to the school the student plans to attend. In general, they are less than 30 minutes in total public transportation time. Standard homestays are generally within 35-45 minutes from homestay to school.|
Specific regional homestay payment information is available at the links below.
New regions are joining the American Homestay Network every month. Please contact us directly if you plan to host in region not shown above.