Redmond, Washington, March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Homestay Network®, America's fastest growing national homestay management company, has added three new regional agencies to its network. The companies are actively building their bench of hosts and working with educational institutions to communicate American Homestay Network's (AHN) unique offerings and approach. Entrepreneurs have opened agencies in Arizona, Illinois and North Carolina - which also serves eastern Virginia - and expanded in Ohio to offer a fully managed solution for host families and international students. These new agencies join AHN's existing agencies servicing Washington, Oregon and Georgia.
"I am pleased by the caliber of Managing Directors we are adding to our network of certified agencies," said Glenda Sinclair, President-USA for American Homestay Network. "Most of these entrepreneurs have a background in international studies and education, and have strong marketing and business backgrounds. Our new team members help us offer the best supported and largest network of trained, certified homestay hosts in the nation."
American Homestay Network announced its intention to rapidly increase national expansion in February, 2014. To date, three new agencies have graduated from AHN's Homestay Academy ™ and a fourth has expanded. These include:
· Arizona: Tracy Todaro will work with universities like Arizona State and others from Phoenix to Tucson, and help families identify expanded cultural and income opportunities.
· Illinois: Nancy Kramer will work from her Chicago office helping students attending the major universities here, and also those enhancing their English language skills at schools like Solex College.
· North Carolina and Eastern Virginia: from his office in Chapel Hill, NC, Tom Martineau will cover not only the universities in the Triangle, but all those from Greensboro, NC right up through Richmond, Fairfax and Northern Virginia.
· Ohio: Dave Lane is adding Columbus, Dayton and Toledo to his existing work in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, helping students who come to study at schools such as Northern Kentucky University and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
According to Sinclair, "We're having great success meeting our aggressive expansion goals, in part because reputable institutions are positively impacting educational agent interest in AHN's unique approach."
The company continues to look for additional partners with an interest in operating their own businesses serving host families, students, and educational institutions.
Interested parties are encouraged to learn more and apply for consideration at agency.homestaynetwork.com
About The American Homestay Network ®
The American Homestay Network is setting a new global standard for homestay. The company's network of regional offices supports a pool of hosts and partners, all of whom strive to provide international students with a culturally enriching homestay experience in an American home. The American Homestay Network, established in 2012, is based on the values of Australian Homestay Network: exceptionally trained hosts offering enriching experiences to international students. For more information, visit www.homestaynetwork.com.
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Source:American Homestay Network, Inc.