Families - International Student Residential Services

Cross-Cultural Hosting Opportunities

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Green Planet is a CSIET-approved organization.


"It is my pleasure to recommend the housing services of The Green Planet... Their process of screening hosts, providing background checks, and speaking carefully with prospective hosts about what to expect during the student's stay has resulted in a strong program... a point of pride prominently featured in our school's regular newsletters to parents. [Green Planet] works closely with host families to support the family as well as the student."

by: Pilot School Program in Long Island, New York

International Student Residential Services

Careers - New York

  • Monroe County
  • Dutchess County
  • Nassau County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Onondaga County
  • New York City County

Become a Host Family

We are always looking for exceptional host families to welcome our international students. Participating families do receive competitive stipend compensation for the length of the student's stay. Fill out our Host Inquiry Form. Qualified hosts who are out of range of our current programs will be added to our waitlist and contacted in the future should suitable opportunities arise.

Not interested to host, but know someone who might be? Refer a host family, and earn $150 Referral Bonus when they are approved to host a student. Share the Host Inquiry Form link, and make sure they list you by name as their source of interest.

Part-time Job Opportunities

To apply, please submit resume and letter of interest to [email protected]. Qualified applicants are encouraged to express interest in more than one listed position.


Residential Coordinator

Supervise the homestays of international students and ensure their needs are being met throughout the school year. For future incoming students, recruit, screen and register qualified host families who will offer guidance, inspiration, and a warm, safe home. Candidates should place a high value on cross-cultural understanding, and wish to oversee an exceptional experience for young ambassadors to the United States and its system of education. Coordinator candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply for an ESL Teacher position.


- Commitment to fostering a safe and healthy home and living environment

- Sensitivity to cultural differences

- Strong interpersonal and mediation skills

- Proven experience working with adolescents and families

- Access to personal vehicle


- Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

- ESL teaching experience

- Experience in education - 2 years

- Master's or other advanced degree

- Background in business management and administration

- Multilingual fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, or other languages

- Travel experience, especially in East Asia

- A background in mentoring, personal counseling and/or childcare


ESL Teacher

Assist international students with acquisition and mastery of English in conjunction with our Academic Support team. Our ESL teachers are dynamic educators, able to synthesize multiple lesson plans and assess specific vocabulary needs and proficiency level-appropriate material on either a group or student-by-student basis.


- Bachelor's degree or higher

- Current ESL certification or appropriate Master's degree

- Minimum 2 years' formal experience in education

- Understanding of the unique needs of students adapting to new cultural and education system setting


- Master's or other advanced degree

- Extensive ESL teaching experience

- Experience with curriculum development

- Proven experience working with adolescents

- Multilingual fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, or other languages

- Travel experience, especially in East Asia




For Your School

Build Your Program > School Inquiry

For Students

Study in the U.S. > Student Inquiry

For Host Families

Your Homestay > Host Inquiry


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