ABODE charges a one-time placement fee. This fee covers the services that we perform throughout the homestay guest's stay in an ABODE homestay. These services include the following:
- Careful screening of hosts
- Appropriate homestay placement matching the homestay guest's individual needs as much as possible
- An Orientation about the ABODE Homestay program
- Airport pickup for the homestay guest if arriving alone
- Moving the homestay guest to another homestay if necessary for the first 6 months
- Assistance for the homestay guest and host in the case of misunderstandings or questions
The placement fee is nonrefundable, except in the case of a visa denial. In the event of a visa denial, you must provide proof of the denial for a visa to study in the United States. The placement fee and the deposit are due with the application. No application will be processed without payment.
The $100 deposit is due with the application fee, and is used as a cancellation fee for the host if the homestay guest cancels less than two weeks before arriving. If the homestay guest arrives in the homestay as planned, the $100 is paid to the host as part of the first month's rent.
Monthly Homestay PaymentPLEASE NOTE: The pricing below is for students applying for long-term homestay only (one quarter minimum). Please contact ABODE for short term programs and group pricing rates.
- Homestay guests should be prepared to pay their first month's homestay fee when they arrive. You can ask your host if they prefer personal check, cashiers check, money order or cash.
- The homestay fee for each month will be due on the date that the homestay guest arrived or placed their personal belongings in the homestay.
- If you are staying extra days at the end of your stay (not a full month), please use the Nightly Rate to calculate your payment. If you need ABODE's assistance in calculations, please contact us.
- The ABODE placement fee for homestay guests who are under 18 years of age is $400.
Fee (May be subject to change) All Schools ABODE placement fee - airport pickup is included with this fee for the student only, if arriving alone. ($325.00)
($400 for minors)
(applied toward first month's homestay fee)
(sent with application)
($500 for minors)
$26.00 Nightly vacation rate $13.00
Bed & Breakfast Homestay
$20.50 Nightly vacation rate $10.25