Host Stipend Rates in Chicago, IL

Become a Host Family
in Chicago, IL

We offer different packages for students depending on their location, meal requirements, age and needs. Hosts can choose the level of service they wish to offer and we will match students according to their requirements and the services offered by each host. Hosts are reimbursed a set amount depending on the package chosen by the student.
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UNDER-18 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Get Paid for Hosting a High School Student
in Chicago, IL

Host families for under-18 international students must provide a private room, a shared or private bathroom and three meals per day. SRS assumes the role of designated guardian for the student and will have regular contact with the student to ensure welfare needs are being met.

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Guardianship Package
Host Family Stipend

What is Required:
✓ Private room
✓ Shared or private bathroom
✓ Three meals per day

Standard Area: $1,400/month

Premium Area: $1,488/month

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Guardianship Plus
Host Family Stipend

What is Required:
✓ Private room
✓ Shared or private bathroom
✓ Three meals per day
✓ Daily transportation to and from school

Standard Area: $1,600/month

Premium Area: $1,688/month

Please note that one month refers to a 4-week period for providing a private room. If you provide a shared room, your stipend will decrease slightly. Homestay stipend rates are subject to change. SRS partner schools may have different negotiated homestay reimbursement rates than the reimbursement rates listed.

OVER-18 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Get Paid for Hosting a College Student
in Chicago, IL

Host families for over-18 international students must provide a private room and meals (based on package selected). Transportation to and from school is NOT required. Over-18 students can purchase transportation as an add-on service. If you are willing to provide transportation, we will increase your stipend rate. 

No Meals

No meals provided:

Standard Area: $800/month

Premium Area: $888/month

Breakfast Only

Breakfast every day:

Standard Area: $860/month

Premium Area: $948/month

Dinner Only

Dinner every day:

Standard Area: $1,020/month

Premium Area: $1,108/month

Traditional Package

Two meals on weekdays +
Three meals on weekends:

Standard Area: $1,108/month

Premium Area: $1,196/month

Complete Package

Breakfast, lunch + dinner
provided every day:

Standard Area: $1,180/month

Premium Area: $1,268/month

Please note that one month refers to a 4-week period for providing a private room. If you provide a shared room, your stipend will decrease slightly. Homestay stipend rates are subject to change. SRS partner schools may have different negotiated homestay reimbursement rates than the reimbursement rates listed.

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