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Cultural Homestay International

Cultural Homestay International

(415) 459-5397

Cultural Homestay International

39 years in business
104 Butterfield Rd
San Anselmo, CA 94960-1565
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (800) 432-4649
BBB File Opened: 10/01/1991
Business Started: 04/04/1977
Business Started Locally: 04/04/1977
Business Incorporated: 04/04/1977 in CA
Type of Entity
Corporation
Business Management
  • Mr. Tom Areton, CEO
Business Category
  • Student Exchange Programs
Additional Information
  • BBB was notified on August 7, 2014 that this company's name is being used in a fraudulent manner. BBB has learned from a complaint filed with BBB that contact is made via Facebook asking the individual if they are interested in becoming a nanny (au p...
  • BBB was notified on August 7, 2014 that this company's name is being used in a fraudulent manner.
    BBB has learned from a complaint filed with BBB that contact is made via Facebook asking the individual if they are interested in becoming a nanny (au pair) to a US host family. The victim is given the name of the family and contact is made via Facebook. The interested party is led to believe they are signing up with Cultural Homestay International (CHI) and asked to wire money in order to get the process started.
    CHI informs BBB it is not their policy to receive any monies directly from prospective au pairs. Au Pairs are initially screened and processed with the company's sending partner in the person's home country. Before final acceptance into the program CHI will personally interview the candidate via skype, once accepted all monies are handled directly between the sending partner and the au pair. CHI asks anyone with concerns or questions about their process to contact them directly.
    Be wary of a company requesting payment via cash, wire transfer, money paks, money orders or cashiers checks as there are no safeguards in place. Complaints can be filed with Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov.

Service Area
This business service area covers: International
Number of Employees: 
29

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Overview

This company offers a non-profit exchange program that serves young people all over the world. With programs such as Au Pair, Academic Year Aboard, and Internships.

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Cultural Homestay International

THIS BUSINESS IS NOT BBB ACCREDITED

Cultural Homestay International

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