The American Homestay Network (AHN-USA) welcomes families and individuals interested in participating as hosts for our international student homestay program. We are currently recruiting for host families in the Seattle area. Please review our site for additional information.
AHN-USA programs are based on the industry best practices established by our partners at the highly acclaimed Australian Homestay Network. The Australian Homestay Network (AHN-AU) has been commended by the Australian Government as leading the standards for homestay in Australia.
AHN-USA is the first standards-based nationally focused international homestay organization in America. We offer a highly sophisticated host/student matching process and banking and payments services that eliminate collection issues. We provide hosts with online training, 24/7 critical-incident support services, airport transportation services, and online cultural and homestay training and testing for both student and host use.
AHN-USA seeks homestay hosts who are interested in welcoming an international student into their homes for the purpose of providing a safe, comfortable living environment to a young adult. These youth seek to improve their English-language fluency, as well as understand American culture and family life, while sharing their own cultures with their American host families. All families must participate in an in-home interview process and agree to background checks on family members over 18.
At AHN-USA, we assess and select hosts based on their ability and willingness to serve as ambassadors for our country and our culture. We offer our visiting students much more than a room for rent: our commitment is to provide an experience that both the host family and the student find culturally enriching, and that provides the student with a successful start to his or her stay in our country.
AHN-USA offers competitive expense reimbursements for all homestay programs. For more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!