The APEX Difference

Benefits of Hosting an Exchange Student with Us

Experience diversity, learn about new cultures, earn extra income, and develop lifelong relationships – Apply Now to Become a Homestay Provider!

Our Stipend

      • Host Families can receive a monthly stipend of $1,000* (Varies by state) to assist with their expenses.
      • Boost your monthly stipend and earn other rewards by referring qualified host families matched with a student.

Our Network

      • We have a large Host Family Network that can provide backup hosting if you need to go on vacation, attend an out-of-state family wedding, or deal with life-changing events.
      • 24/7 APEX Support: Our team of over 30 dedicated staff members, including Territory Development Managers and Mandarin-speaking Student Coordinators, are centrally located near our partner schools to assist you and your student.
      • Network opportunities with other quality, caring host families

Our Support

      • Free summer storage of student’s belongings to free up your bedroom for guests
      • Students must complete two community service projects each year to give back to the community: one in the Fall and one in the Spring.
      • Academic tutoring partners are available for students and are at the convenience of the host parent’s home.
      • We can help you arrange student health insurance, set up banking services, and recommend student cell phone plans.

Our Events

      • Attend Orientations in August and January for cultural training and hosting advice to make your experience successful.
      • We offer fully-paid monthly fun events for students, which give them a chance to experience more of American culture and provide host families some time to themselves.
      • 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 attended our 2017 event!
      • Annual Farewell Picnic for students, host parents, immediate household members, and school officials
      • Yearly distribution of moon cakes to all students for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration