Host Families Needed in Austin, Houston, and Dallas

Children of All Nations is excited to announce the opening of the Student Ambassador Exchange department. This department will provide opportunities for students from China and around the world to come to the United States, learn about American culture, and share a little bit of their culture with their host families.

Through its work in adoption, orphan hosting, and student exchange, the larger organization that is Children of All Nations seeks to connect the world through cultural exchange. It is our belief at Children of All Nations, and at SAE, that a broader understanding of cultures different from our own can make a better world for tomorrow.

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Our first three students from China have applied to the program, and we are hoping that YOU are ready to open your home to this amazing cultural experience and allow a student to study and learn with you! Hosting is a volunteer opportunity. SAE cannot compensate families for their amazing service, but, the Internal Revenue Service has authorized families to claim a $50 per month charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax returns. Students will attend the family’s local high school, eat meals with the family, and enjoy the experience of improving their English while learning American customs from you! This opportunity is for those who love to travel, learn, and share their culture.

If you’re interested in becoming a host family, click here to read more about our J-1 Visa Program or contact an SAE Program Coordinator today! We would love to have you on this journey with us!

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Now Boarding: The 2016/17 High School J-1 Visa Program!

Student Ambassador Exchange is excited to announce that our J-1 Visa Program is underway! Our is listed on the U.S. State Department’s website of official J-1 Sponsorship Programs for Secondary School Students – we’re listed under our parent company, Children of All Nations.

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International high school students interested in completing a single semester or a year of study in the United States should inquire with their interest in our program. We have spots available for the 2016/17 school year – are you ready to start your educational journey in the US? If so, get in touch with an SAE Program Coordinator today! Contact emily@saeglobal.org or fill out our inquiry form, and we will get back in touch with you within 24 business hours.

The Department of State has a toll free number (1-866-283-9090) for secondary school students. The toll free number can be used by host families, exchange students, and the public to report circumstances impacting the students’ health, safety, and well-being during their exchange visitor programs. You can also email the Department at jvisas@state.gov.
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Seeking Host Families in Austin, Texas

Open Your Home to Student Exchange!

We are currently recruiting host families for our Homestay Program in Austin, Texas. We have partnered with St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and will be assisting them in finding host families for their international students. It presents you with the opportunity to learn more about a culture different from your own and allows you to help a student grow and learn as they live with you during the school year. You’ll have the support of a SAE/CAN Program Coordinator and receive a small monthly stipend to offset the costs of housing the student.

Families should have a bedroom available for exchange students, which may be shared with a child of the same gender and approximate age. Families should also be willing to assist the student in getting to and from school, or to St. Michael’s convenient drop-off transportation locations in Austin.

To complete an application, host families will need:

  • An SAE Host Family Application
  • A federal and state background check
  • A home safety visit
  • Two letters of reference
  • A phone interview with a local Program Coordinator
  • Provide three daily meals to the exchange student
  • A separate, which may be in a shared bedroom with a host sibling of similar age and same gender
  • Use of a laundry machine and facilities
  • A bathroom, which may be shared
  • Transportation to and from St. Michael’s or to the local St. Michael’s transportation location for school
  • Access to telephone and internet (wifi) to contact the local Program Coordinator and/or the student’s family at least once a week

For more on host family requirements, you can contact the SAE Lead Program Coordinator at cayce@saeglobal.org or complete the inquiry form on the right side of the page. You can also call (512) 323-9595 at ext. 3062 about filling out an application today!

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Welcome to the New Student Ambassador Exchange!

SStudent Ambassador Exchange (SAE) is excited to launch its website for 2015! The new year will see the start of SAE program services and opportunities for students abroad and in the United States. At the beginning of the year, SAE will be operating its Homestay Program for high school students in F-1 Visa Programs as well as an Internship Program for college students abroad seeking internship opportunities in the United States. We also look forward to beginning our additional programs in cultural exchange and study abroad in the near future!

AAll information about our programs and services will now be available at your fingertips. At the top of our website homepage, you’ll find information specific for students, host families, and schools interested in our programs. If you simply want to browse through our current and prospective programs, use the slider on our homepage to find out all the different opportunities SAE has to offer now and soon.

EEach day SAE will provide updates to its services, so check back frequently to find out what services we have available for you!

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2015 Program Launch

Student Ambassador Exchange is looking forward to a new year and its launch of the following services: Homestay Program, Internship Program, and Cultural Exchange Program. Keep reading to find out more about these programs and what we can offer you!

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