There are two different types of payments:
1. School: if the College books accommodation with Global Experience, on behalf of the student ($240). Homestay rates may vary from $240 per week to $260 depending on the educational institution
2. Agent/Direct: for standard Homestay or if the student made the booking directly to Global Experience ($260)
How long does Global Experience book for standard homestay room with you?
Initially for 4 weeks unless specified differently (such as some special bookings, study tour groups, working experience, etc).
When do you get paid?
You will be paid for 4 weeks Homestay, approximately within 14 days after the student's arrival.
You will be paid every four weeks after this if your student decides to stay with you. You are required to tell us if this is the case.
Kindly note the first payment incurs a 10% Administration Fee. If we need to pay further weeks for the same student, a $10 administration fee applies to each transaction.
If your student is a direct or an agent's booking, after the end of four weeks initial booking, student will pay you directly, with no interaction with GE.
Why is that?
We (and most colleges) regard two weeks as cooling off period, to see whether both parties (you and student) are comfortable with each other.
Also, the schools do not pay us until the student has arrived. Once the student has arrived, you need to inform us so that we can invoice the school otherwise your payment could be delayed.
What happens after the first 4 weeks if the student wishes to extend?
It is important for you to check with your student, preferably on the third week after his or her arrival, whether he or she is going to extend their stay in your home. Once you let us know, we will advise you on the next steps. There are a couple of different payment methods depending where the original booking came from, either from a College, Agent or Direct.
If your student came to Global Experience through a college booking, it is possible that we need to invoice the College and then pay you. We will inform you which the situation is with each individual booking.
So please call or email us about your situation on the 3rd week and every 4 week thereafter, as it will accelerate the processing of your payment.
Does Global Experience take any commission?
A 10% administration fee applies for the first four weeks only (per guest).