Lightning Pitch: Homestay Anywhere
COMPANY: Homestay Anywhere
HEADQUARTERS: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Homestay Anywhere is an online marketplace that connects international students and interns with host families in the U.S. International students have a shortage of quality housing options during the time they are studying or working in the United States. Host families who open up their home to these students not only solve this problem while making extra income but they increase cultural awareness and develop lasting friendships. Hosts list their spare rooms for free at HomestayAnywhere.com and get to set their own price as well as decide if they want to offer perks like meals or airport pickup. Students can then search and connect directly with the host that is the best fit for them and provides them with a home away from home!