AIRC is seeking corporate sponsors which understand our mission and offer services which complement and support that mission within our member community. AIRC offers five levels of corporate sponsorship with opportunities provided at each level to ensure visibility and recognition to AIRC’s 265 + U.S. accredited higher education institutional members and 70+ certified agencies. Contact us for details.
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American Homestay Network
Agile.i, a Division of Hobsons, is the world leader in international student enrollment and success, transforming the sector by leveraging our global reach. We create deep and evolving partnerships with our clients, and empower our people by using data science and knowledge, to design and deliver world class international strategies.
Agile.i incorporates data-based marketing and attraction, student relationship management, inquiry management services, and on-going engagement and retention services. Agile.i supports institutions globally through the implementation of our core competencies across the areas of international student marketing and recruitment strategy, digital execution and optimization and inquiry management (prospect nurturing and conversion services).
Institutions benefit from our 17 years’ of international student marketing and recruitment experience across the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. A unique data set derived from our services spanning student decision-making trends, and best-of-breed technology leveraged to deliver bespoke strategic projects.
The Agile.i organization has extensive expertise across recruitment, digital marketing, channel marketing, user experience, student advising, stakeholder management and the education industry overall. This expertise and our competencies are at our partner’s disposal throughout the duration of our partnership.
Agile.i’s wealth of experience across all stages of an international student’s education lifecycle ensures that we deliver strong and advantageous enrolment and retention strategies for our partners. We leverage the expertise of our market intelligence teams to plan and react to market trends, student behaviors and sector changes; we build complex and effective attraction, application, enrolment and retention strategies using data analysis and our on-the-ground student advisers; and we don’t just set up and leave. We constantly optimize, adapt and rework our strategies to ensure that we can identify ‘study-ready’ student behaviors.
Agile works with institutions globally to use data to define a digital marketing and recruitment strategy, delivers on the strategy through implementation of digital services and managers international student inquiries until the point of application.
Director Client Success North America- Agile.i
American Homestay Network
Discover The World’s Best Homestay Program
More Homestay Experience
American Homestay Network (AHN) is affiliated with the Australian Homestay Network – the world’s most experienced international student homestay network company. Since 2008, our Group has successfully placed over 35,000 students in homestay environments. AHN incorporates decades of international experience in homestay operations management to help ensure that every homestay experience is successful.
A New Global Standard of Excellence
AHN is dedicated to setting a new global standard for international student homestay. We are raising the standards of homestay in the USA and globally through our proprietary processes of approving host families and matching students to the right hosts.
AHN is unique as we are a standards based homestay company. Our legacy comes from the recognition in Australia in 2006 that there were no appropriate governing standards for service, quality, and safety of homestay for international students. This concern led to the formation of the Australian Homestay Network. Our global mission is to deliver the highest quality homestay experience based on accountability, system integrity, transparency, personalized services, safety, insurance, and a 24/7 professional support line.
The American Homestay Network was established in 2012 to adapt and introduce an American version of Australia’s standards, technology and best practices to the American market specifically for international students. Already over 2,000 student placements have been made with trained American hosts.
The array of services provided by AHN is unprecedented in the industry. Our service offerings include a sophisticated host/student matching process, banking and payment services, a rigorous proprietary background check program, a 24/7 critical-incident service, airport transportation services, and online cultural and hosting training and testing—all of which is facilitated through our HMS (Homestay Management System) technology. This system enhances communications, applications, placements, and payments for students, hosts, agents, and educators.