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:
For more on host family requirements, you can contact the SAE Lead Program Coordinator at email@example.com 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!Read More
We are proud to announce that The Council on Standards for the International Educational Travel has approved Student Ambassador Exchange as a listed member! This means that SAE meets the ethics and standards of the most widely recognized organization on exchange programs in the United States.Read More
Cultural Exchange programs offer international students the opportunity to visit the United States for a month. Students will visit different U.S. cities such as Austin, Boston, and Berkley, and improve their English skills through full cultural immersion. Cultural Exchange programs are available on the east and west coasts of the US. SAE will launch its first Inbound Program in the Summer of 2016!Read More
The goal of the SAE Homestay Program is to assist international students in identifying quality screened host families to stay with while they are studying in the United States. Many students from abroad send applications to schools, only to find out they cannot attend school without a local address and guardian. Student Ambassador Exchange will help you find a host family excited for your school year and the cultural experiences you bring!
Student Ambassador Exchange also assists schools who would like to have more international students on their campuses but who do not offer host family finding services to their applicants. We can assist your students in finding a local host family in your area that is carefully screened and excited to have an international student in their home.
Student Ambassador Exchange prides itself on providing students with high quality host families during their stay in the United States. The biggest benefit of our program is total language and cultural immersion with an American family. This allows students in our program to progress in their language development at home while being able to focus on academics at school. At the same time, host families get to experience the adventure of sharing a home with someone from a different culture. It is a great way to see the world from a different perspective without ever leaving your home!
Interested in becoming a host family? Use this page to learn more about the process!
While there is no exact formula to determine the perfect host family, here are some common qualities we see in our host families:
Does any of this sound like you? Contact a program coordinator for more information today!
We do not charge host families any fees for hosting an exchange student! However, host families should be ready to be responsible for the following:
Students can have their own bedroom or share a bedroom with a child of the same sex. However, the student needs to have his or her own bed, and it should be a bed that is neither convertible nor inflatable in nature. In addition, the student should have adequate storage space for clothes and personal belongings, reasonable access to the bathroom, and a place where they can study. We ask all families to go over their emergency plans with the student so that they will know how to exit the home if necessary.
Host families should provide the student with 3 meals a day, except on school days when the student will be provided with lunch at school. Students will bring funds to cover school fees, including school lunch, books, and school events.
In general, students will be able to ride the bus to school. However, in situations where this is not an option, host families will need to arrange transportation for the student. They can either ride with a host parent or carpool with any licensed driver. Students may not, at any point in their stay, operate a vehicle or take driving lessons.
Student Ambassador Exchange guides students through the visa paperwork process and provides them with medical insurance during their time in the United States. In addition, we offer 24/7 support for students and host families. There will be a Local Coordinator in the area to provide host family and student orientations. The Local Coordinator will also check in at least once a month in person or by phone or email to make sure that everything is going well. They will be able to address any conflicts that come up over the exchange program, and they will also help provide cultural opportunities for the student. In the event of an emergency, Student Ambassador Exchange Headquarters maintains an emergency phone that host families can call at any time.
Study Abroad programs give US students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Chinese culture for two weeks. Study Abroad offers intensive language courses and cultural learning opportunities!
SAE hopes to launch its Study Abroad program in the summer of 2016!Read More
Student Ambassador Exchange (SAE) offers internship programs for international college students to study for six months in the United States. With our partner organizations, our internship program offers:
Student Ambassador Exchange (SAE) offers you the opportunity gain valuable work place experience in the United States! We offer opportunities in major cities and areas throughout the U.S..
With offices in the United States and abroad, we are ideally qualified to help you find an internship that will sharpen your job skills and get your resume noticed!
Let us help you by placing you with one of the many organizations seeking international interns today!
Step 1: Pay the non-refundable $120 application fee
Step 2: Upload documents
Step 3: Receive authorization for online signature forms with our partner agency after review of your application materials
Step 4: Digitally sign the a) Internship Agreement, b) the Refund Policy & Withdrawal Fees Documents and c) Liability Waiver
Step 5: Complete the online questionnaire
ACCEPTANCE DECISION IS MADE
Step 1: Submit refundable $2000 deposit (fee will be refunded if we are unable to secure a placement for you)
Step 2: Telephone or Skype interview with your company
Step 3: Placement is secured
Step 4: Submit Program fee balance of $3000 (total program fee is $5000)
Step 5: Submit Visa fees (6 month Visa fee is $2200)
Step 6: DS-2019 issued by our partner office and mailed to applicant
Step 7: Complete I-901 form and pay SEVIS fee to the State Department
Step 8: Schedule an interview with the nearest U.S. consulate
Step 9: J-1 visa is approved
Step 10: Book flights and make final arrangements for the trip to the USA!
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