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How to Become a Host Family - 7 Steps to Hosting Success

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How to Become a Host Family - 7 Steps to Hosting Success

  1. 1. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family How to Become a Host Family - 7 Steps to Hosting Success
  2. 2. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family Hosting a student is a rewarding and memorable experience. > Accommodation by a local host family to students coming to the US to study abroad contributes to a rewarding life experience for both parties – on an international level. > To make the Homestay process easier for host families, here is a step-by-step process to help guide you.
  3. 3. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family 7 Steps to Hosting Success >>
  4. 4. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family 1. STEP OUT > Want to build friendships while earning extra income? > Now you can take that extra room in your home and become a host of an international student. > Get empowered with the information you need by looking at our FAQ Page or Blog!
  5. 5. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family > The application is a profile where you will give us information about yourself, your home, type of service you can provide and the type of student you are interested in hosting. > You will receive an email upon the submittal of your Homestay Host Family application. 2. APPLY
  6. 6. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family Within 24 business hours, you will receive a call from a USH Staff member in regard to your Homestay application and to inform you how soon you can expect to be visited by a USH Field Representative. 3. GET CONNECTED
  7. 7. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family > The Home Visit is a meeting with our Field Representative for about 10-15 minutes. > During this meeting, he will be able to answer any additional questions you may have regarding our program. > He will see the location of the home as well as the condition of the room. > You will be provided with two copies of our Host Agreement. > You can sign it and mail it to our office once you decide you're ready to host with us. > A USH Housing Coordinator will follow up with you after the visit. 4. HOME VISIT
  8. 8. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family > As soon as we have a student whose profile fits yours, we will get in contact with you to see if you're interested and available to host them. > We will read you the student's profile. > If this is the first student you confirm, we will need both the Host Agreement and to run a criminal background check on you and any other adult in the home. 5. MATCHING
  9. 9. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family > Once these clear, we can confirm the student's placement. > You will receive a Welcome Packet with your student's information prior to his move in. > USH staff will also call you prior to your student's move-in to remind you of their arrival and provide you with the flight information. 5. MATCHING (Cont.)
  10. 10. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family You can expect to receive your prepaid check for the month after 5-7 business days of your student's move-in date. 6. PAYMENT
  11. 11. www.ushhost.comUniversal Student Housing – Become a Host Family > USH Staff members are available Monday through Friday from 9-5PM (PST) for prompt and friendly service. > You may contact us via email at any time at contact@usaish.com with questions or concerns. > In case of an emergency during non-business hours, you may call our Emergency Pager 910.874.8720 for prompt assistance. > You will receive emails (or letters in the mail) regarding your student and phone calls following up with your student's placement throughout his stay. 7. ONGOING SUPPORT
  12. 12. contact@usaish.com Universal Student Housing 1 (310) 824-4908 www.ushhost.com

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