AIEP Difference

Benefits of Hosting an Exchange Student


  • Generous ~$1,000 monthly stipend per student* (Varies by State) offered to host parents to help offset some of the expenses
  • Opportunities to significantly increase monthly stipend, as well as other rewards for referring qualified host families who are matched with a student
  • Large network of other host families to provide back-up hosting for your student should the need arise (i.e., vacation, out-of-state family wedding, life changing events, etc.)
  • Free summer storage of student’s belongings to free up your bedroom for guests
  • 24/7 AIEP staff support: over 30 dedicated centrally-located staff members close to our partner schools including both Territory Development Managers and Mandarin-speaking Student Coordinator assigned to you and the student
  • August and January Orientations for New and Returning Host Families for cultural training and advice on hosting to help make your experience successful
  • Students participate in required community service; one in the Fall and one in the Spring – emphasis on giving back to the community
  • Monthly fun events organized for students fully paid by AIEP providing students an opportunity to experience more American culture and providing host families with time to themselves – ex. Six Flags, NYC, Hot Pot, Outlet Shopping, Parties and More
  • Annual Host Parent Appreciation Gala for host parents and school officials including dinner, dancing, entertainment, raffles and more as our way to say “Thank You”
  • Annual Chinese New Year celebration for students, host parents, immediate household members and school officials – Over 600 in attendance at our 2017 event!
  • Annual Farewell Picnic for students, host parents, immediate household members and school officials
  • Annual distribution of moon cakes to all students for Mid-Autumn Festival celebration
  • Academic tutoring partners available for students and offered in the convenience at the host parent’s home
  • Student health insurance, banking set-up as well as recommendations for student cell phone plans
  • Network opportunities with other quality, caring host families
Bring diversity, learn about a new culture, earn extra income and develop lifelong relationships


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