(Apply only to group programs)


Beginning in 2016, for every day you successfully host a SDCH student in a group program, you will earn one point. Once you have accumulated 210 points (210 nights of homestay), your teen will be eligible to receive $1000 towards an International flight to go visit some of their new friends. American hosting teens wanting to earn their free flight, should stay in contact with their new friends so they have several host families to visit when they travel.   It is easy to stay in touch with everyone, so you can easily plan your travels. Once you have reached 210 points you will have earned your travel credit.  If you prefer being an independent traveler, you can explore the beautiful country on your own, or with a friend. Please be aware, the number of International homestay invitations you receive will most likely be related to the number of friends you have stayed in contact with.   To qualify as a successful host family, you must provide healthy nutritious meals, and a safe, clean home with friendly conversation.

Travel restrictions apply. Whether you prefer Spain, China or another destination, you will be given up to $1000 credit towards your flight. Additional fees for peak or shoulder season travel or upgrades will be at your own expense.

Travel points are not transferable or redeemable for cash. All points must be accumulated within one nuclear family.  As each Spanish student signs an agreement in Spain to not return to their host family for a visit during a program, we must enforce this agreement.
If you invite your student or another SDCH student to return independently, outside of a program during our program in July or August, you will loose all accumulated points.  

NON-INTERACTIVE PROGRAM- This program is for English speaking host families with younger children, no children living at home or families with teenagers who are not available to participate in the program activities.  If you have young children, once your child becomes a teenager, they can join an Interactive program and participate in the excursions. Families with younger children can begin accumulating travel points immediately while hosting SDCH International students in any group program.  If you have a spare bedroom, this opportunity can be culturally enriching and a lot of fun.

This program is for English speaking host families with a teenager who wishes to join the full 4 week program free of charge. This includes all activities on the itinerary.  The host family will also be given a grocery stipend.