Host Family Referral Program


Do you know someone interested in cultural exchange? Are you connected with a family ready to change a student’s life and their own? Ask them if they would be interested in hosting one of our amazing exchange students, and you could receive $100!* Through our Host Family Referral Program, every family that YOU refer who ends up hosting with us will earn you $100!

How It Works

  1. You let your friends, family, and colleagues know about our hosting program – they are free to call us with questions about the program and get matched with a student. You can also send their information our way – let them know we’re going to be reaching out to them within 24-48 hours, and we’re happy to give them a call or email about the program.
  2. Your referral submits their host family application – at the top of every application is a space for your name and email, so be sure your referring family has these before submitting their application!
  3. Once a student is matched with your referred family,  you’ll receive $100 just for sending that family our way. You can refer as many families as you wish, and there’s no limit on the number of referrals you can send. It’s a bonus at the beginning of every school year to see a student’s dream of better education come true!
  4. Your referral must be a new host family to SAE to qualify; your $100 gift is mailed out upon your referral family’s student match; the referral program is only for hosting our exchange programs for the academic year and semester high school students.

Contact us for more details at or call (512) 323-9595!


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