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Host Family Compensation

How Hosts are Paid

StudentRoomStay (SRS) pays a stipend to our hosts to help cover the day-to-day food and accommodation expenses of hosting a homestay student. Student weekly fees are paid directly to SRS by the student. We retain a small portion for managing the homestay and the remainder of the student fee is reimbursed to the host. Hosts are paid in a two-week cycle, with funds transferred directly into the host’s nominated bank account.

We handle all the payments to prevent disputes and protect the student from any arrangement that might compromise his or her health and safety while in a trusted homestay environment. SRS will issue a 1099 Tax Form to each homestay host at the end of each tax year for annual homestay fees over $600.

host payments

We will always be fully transparent about our pricing and payments! If you ever have any questions about receiving payments for hosting an international student, please don't hesitate to check out our host family resources or contact our team. We look for welcoming, caring host families to host international studentsthe stipend is just one of many benefits of the unique cultural exchange of homestay.


We'd Love For You to Join Our Network

If you are located in one of our homestay markets above, fill out our host family application and get notified of international students heading to your area to study! This is the information we will use to match international students with you.