International Student Recruitment
Our network gives schools tailored international program care, including nuanced marketing and student recruitment services through affiliate offices in the U.S. and abroad. The result is a detailed and selective student search that results in the best possible matches for your school.
Locating Suitable Host Families
Access to a quality homestay is often a defining factor of an international student’s experience studying abroad, so it is this which we strive to give to our students. We are dedicated to ensuring that the students we serve are provided warm and suitable homes with caring American families who live within the vicinity of the school area. All hosts must pass a careful screening process that includes a criminal background check. Our trained staff ensures that all selected hosts are properly motivated and prepared to invite their young international guest into their homes. What we seek is much more than room and board: our hosts are caring individuals that are dedicated to enhancing the experience of international students in the U.S. by providing them with inspiration to embrace and understand both the American way of life and the role it can play in their personal growth.
We realize that taking on another schoolchild is a big calling and that integrating a guest from another culture into the home means extra responsibilities. Green Planet ensures that this does not become a burden for the hosts. Our hosts are provided with resources on an ongoing basis, and they are supported by a team of experts that help alleviate the burden by equipping each host family with the tools they need to face common challenges when they arise.
Hosting a guest from another culture can be a fascinating experience that provides opportunities for greater human understanding and personal growth. Our cultural competency resources provide a unique window to help enhance what hosts can get out of their experience, in addition to allowing them to better connect with their guest.
Orientation on American Culture
Our staff provides students with valuable insight aimed primarily at preparing them to understand what to expect from their time as an international guest in a U.S. family. The ultimate goal is to lay the best foundation possible for an exceptional experience of the American lifestyle, as well as to lay the best takeaway possible for the student's journey in life.
As a host, you can expect local support on a variety of tasks, such as helping you coordinate meeting your student upon their arrival, ensuring that you have all necessary documentation, and helping you stay connected with the school community. Regular check-ins ensure that you always have a watchful eye to provide support, to prevent misunderstandings, and to help mediate if issues arise.
Your local coordinator will provide access to regular events that keep you and your student engaged in the experience and connected with others within your host community.