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.

 

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host family compensation rates

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. 

Host Stipend Rates

West Coast - Weekly Pricing

From Hollywood to the Grand Canyon, the West Coast is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the United States. Exchange students that you get paid to host will be able to enjoy pristine Californian beaches, the world’s most incredible national parks and so much more. Hover over the West Coast states below to discover how much you can make hosting an exchange student in each area.

portand

 

 

 

 

 

→ Portland

 

 

 

Oregon
$235 - $285
Washington

 

 

 

 

 

→ Seattle

Washington
$235 - $285
honolulu (1)

 

 

 

 

 

→ Honolulu

 

Hawaii
$400 - $450
phoenix

 

 

 

 

 

→ Phoenix

 

 

Arizona
$230 - $280

Central USA - Weekly Pricing

Whether you live near Millennium Park in Chicago or the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the SRS homestay network has thousands of caring hosts in the most popular international student destinations in Central United States. Check out our host compensation rates throughout Central USA!

Texas
$260 - $342
denver

 

 

 

 

 

→ Denver

Colorado
$302 - $352
minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

→ Minnesota

Minnesota
$265 - $315
chicago

 

 

 

 

 

→ Chicago 

Illinois
$275 - $325

East Coast - Weekly Pricing

The East Coast is home to the most popular cities in the United States, including New York, Boston and the capital, Washington DC. Discover how much you can get paid to host a foreign exchange student when you live in one of the beautiful East Coast states.

new york

 

 

 

 

 

→ New York City 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York
$305 - $529
philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

→ Philadelphia 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania
$285 - $335
new hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

→ New Hampshire

 

 

 

New Hampshire
$330 - $380
boston

 

 

 

 

 

→ Boston 

 

 

 

 

Massachussets
$330 - $380
connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

→ Connecticut

 

 

 

 

Connecticut
$305 - $355
rhode island

 

 

 

 

 

→ Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island
$295 - $345
new jersey

 

 

 

 

 

→ New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey
$320 - $370
maryland

 

 

 

 

 

→ Maryland

 

 

 

Maryland
$292 - $342
washington dc

 

 

 

 

 

→ Washington DC

 

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC
$280-$450
virginia

 

 

 

 

 

→ Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia
$292 - $342
north carolina

 

 

 

 

 

→ Greensboro 

→ North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina
$282 - $352
Georgia
$282 - $352
miami

 

 

 

 

→ Tallahassee 

→ Orlando

→ Miami

→ Tampa

  

 

 

 

Florida
$215- $385