American Homestay Network(R) Expands Into San Diego and Virginia

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REDMOND, Wash., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New regional agencies of the American Homestay Network®, America's fastest growing national homestay management company, have opened in San Diego and western Virginia. The experienced entrepreneurs leading each agency will bring the American Homestay Network's industry-leading programs for students in college, high school, and short-term study tours to their region.

"As the homestay industry in the US collectively raises standards, the demand for homestay will grow exponentially," said Glenda Sinclair, CEO and President of AHN-USA. "Each of these new AHN regional leaders will be putting their experience and enthusiasm to work to define the gold standard in homestay service."

AHN was founded in 2012 to bring the best practices and technologies deployed by acclaimed Australian Homestay Network to the American homestay industry. With practices based on the Australian model, which relies on industry standards widely recognized as the highest in the world, AHN is also currently serving students in Washington, Oregon, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

AHN's Homestay Academy ™ has graduated these three new regional business owners:

  • Genevieve Koesling (San Diego), has over a decade of experience teaching, tutoring and mentoring students of all ages and backgrounds. She has hosted students from the Congo, Sweden, Japan, Germany and Denmark. Her lifelong passion is making a positive difference in the lives of international and local students.
  • Lucky Billings (Virginia) graduated from Liberty University with a BS in biology and child psychology and worked with several organizations in southwest Virginia involved in International student outreach. He is a certified ESL teacher and has had training in domestic and international disaster relief.

"We're expanding aggressively," Sinclair said, "because we believe in the social impact of international exchange through homestay and because we believe in the economic opportunity for communities in the American homestay market."

AHN continues to recruit entrepreneurs to open agencies in a small number of remaining strategic markets. Learn more at

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

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Source:American Homestay Network, Inc.