Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Host a Student, Foster Cultural Exchange, Earn Money!

happy students
Hey peeps!
I was recently contacted by a representative from GP Homestay to reach out to my network and see if anyone is interested in hosting an exchange student for the upcoming school year. I am thinking this could be a wonderful opportunity perhaps for you empty nesters out there who's kids are going off to college, Single people also can apply.... When I was married we hosted a boy from Europe one summer and it was a great experience for all. I highly recommend it! So if you have a spare bedroom, are within a 30 minute drive from Middletown, have a bit of time to spare and want to earn $10,000 tax free this might be for you!

Read below for all the info. If you do become a host family let me know, bring them to a meetup and don't forget to tell them Cassie sent you!
Would you like to:
  • Introduce your family to a different culture?
  • Guide a young student who is new to the United States?
  • Welcome a new member to your family?
  • Represent the United States and introduce an international student to American ideals and philosophy? 
If you are interested just go online and fill out and application form and see if you qualify and be sure to mention that you heard about this through Cassie's Groups

the stipend amount is $1,000 per month and the students will be coming with their own spending money. The length of stay is the for the full school year, about 10 months

The school , Maiter De Prep is located at 538 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748.
Hillary Ponte is my contact person and she says:
Here are a few more details regarding our program:
  • All hosts receive a stipend of $1,000 each month.
  • The students will have their own insurance
  • The host should speak English at home and ensure that the student eats three meals a day.
  • You should provide a bedroom for exclusive use by the student. Involving the student in family events and activities is ideal.
  • The host should ensure that the student is provided transportation to and from school on a daily basis. (Bus is ok if available, you pay fare)
  • Gphomestay supports all hosts and students with monthly check-ins to ensure they are receiving appropriate support. Live phone translation is available for emergencies from Bilingual and Bi-cultural staff
Any one that would like to become involved in our program can fill out the Homestay Provider Application -
If you have any questions, you can reach Hillary at this e-mail, or by phone at (781)996-0766.
Thank you for your time!
Sincerely, Hillary Ponte

Outreach Specialist
1025 Main St, Floor 3 
Waltham, MA 02451
Direct Line: 781-996-0766