Archive for December, 2015

By on December 23rd, 2015

How to Prepare to Host an International Student

So you’ve signed up to be a host family for an international student. You’re probably feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety right now, as you think about how to prepare for your student’s arrival. Fortunately, it’s actually pretty easy to prepare to host an international student if you just take it one step at a time. Set Up a Spare Bedroom We’re assuming, for the purposes of this article, that you’ve already applied to be a host family with…

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By on December 21st, 2015

What to Expect When You Become a Host Family

Hosting international students is a great way to earn extra income, learn more about other cultures, and make lasting friendships around the world, too. If you’re considering becoming a host family, though, you should know what to expect… Before You’re Matched With a Student When you apply to become a host family, you should know that you don’t actually have to be a “family” to host international students. You can be single, a couple, a young family, or a retiree,…

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By on December 18th, 2015

You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Be a Host Family

All too often, we hear people say that they wish they could host an international student, “But it’s just going to be so expensive!” Actually, it’s not expensive at all to become a host family. In fact, with USH, we actually pay you to host international students for a few weeks, months, or up to a year. Of course, the cost of having an extra mouth to feed isn’t all that people worry about when deciding whether or not to…

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