The France Homestay Network (FHN) incorporates decades of global international experience in homestay operations management to ensure that a homestay experience is a secure, comfortable and enriching experience for both hosts and guests. The array of services provided through the FHN Group is unprecedented in the industry and includes a national background check process, 24/7 professionally staffed emergency support, online payment services, compulsory online student and host orientation training, and professional airport transportation services—all managed through FHN’s web-based Homestay Management System for students, hosts, agents and institutions.
The France Homestay Network (FHN) matches (using information provided by both host and student) each student with a host family and looks at locating the student as close as possible to the student’s education provider. The host provides the student with a private bedroom and an agreed upon meal plan. The host also assist the student in learning the local customs and transportation systems, as well as generally helping the student become acquainted with the France lifestyle. Students are encouraged to share information about their home cultures and countries. Our hosts should also enjoy the opportunity of a unique cultural experience.
Homestay fees vary from region to region and range depending on accommodation, meal plan and location. Each visiting student pays a homestay fee to FHN to cover management and supervision of their stay, 24/7 emergency support services, translation services, and airport transportation services. FHN pays the majority of the homestay fee to hosts to cover day-to-day food and accommodation expenses. Hosts get paid regularly from FHN while hosting a student and receive direct deposit stipends every 2 weeks.