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Janice Coury of ECI post false reports to counter act the truth

Janice Coury of ECI posted false reports about Host Families to counter act the true facts. But what she fails to mention is that this matter is going before a court of law... that the program she signed up with is a home stay that she sat down and entered into an agreement despite her denials.. and he slanders , defamatory remarks, does not change with the truth is... ECI failed to honor their agreement, now its a matter for the courts...SLANDER AND DEFAMATORY REMARKS DOESNT MEAN Anything... JANICE COURY IS USING FALSE RESPONSES TO TRY TO COUNTER ACT FACTS... THERE ARE REAL DOCUMENTS FROM HER COMPANY TO BACK THE CLAIM.
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#531809

Be sure you know that adults are best for this type of thing. You are taken risk with minors.

#531801

you should worry about a company that doesnt pay what they agreed to and that place children that are not ready to be away from home. Homestays are for adults not children that need mothering.

Get a signed lease or dont do it.

As you know tenants can always try to run out. Good Luck

#531797

sometimes winning is having peace of mind and getting people out of your space that are not prepared to function independently.. not everyone that is right will win, and not everyone that wins is right...

bottom line signed contracts for anything, leases for short term stays and get deposit upfront... just the fact that 3 years later they are sore..

you decide for yourself. Im going back to the lab.

#531783

you should worry about a company that doesnt pay what they agreed to and that place children that are not ready to be away from home. Homestays are for adults not children that need mothering.

Get a signed lease or dont do it.

As you know tenants can always try to run out. Good Luck

#531623

and after 4 minutes in small claims, "Esperanza" or Hope Paulk's petition was dismissed and the judge asked her why she was wasting everyone's time.the court documents are available for viewing. Please remove this nonsense thank you

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#165409 Review #165409 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Van Nuys, California
Loss
$11
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Educational Consortium Institute post false response to complaints

I entered into an agreement with Educational Consortium Institute, with PRM acting as the agent... .Educational Consortium Institute terminated the agreement without my consent and refused to honor the terms of the agreement. I also passed on a job opportunity under the impression that I would be earning the benefits from this agreement. I have repeatedly requested payment but was met with rude behavior and treatment and slanderous remarks posted up about me on several sites. I was a part of the PRM HOMESTAY program that only provides breakfast and dinner.. guest are required to provide other things required per PRM HOMESTAY rules , despite this ECIs worker Janice became demanding and wanted the smorgasbord board when they ordered the ala carte.
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#87973

Homestay Rules for the Guest

1. The guest will prepare his/her own toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, tooth brash & tooth paste, bath towel, laundry soap, etc)

2. The guest should keep his/her bedroom, bathroom always clean.

3. The guest will buy own snacks, drinks and other foods which are not included in homestay fee.

4. The guest will not bring visitor without prior permission. (If the guest have a visitor : the guest must escort the visitor whenever he / she is in the hostfamily's house and the guest is responsible for his / her visitor's actions).

5. The guest over night visitor are only acceptable with the concern of the hostfamily. (Overnight visitors of the opposite sex are not permitted).

6. The guest will not smoke in the house.

7. The guest will be responsible for his / her own transportation.

8. The guest and the hostfamily will always respect his / her religious beliefs.

9. The guest will never borrow money from the hostfamily.

10. The guest will pay all his / her international calls or long distance calls. ** Or Use calling card **

11. The guest will not drink liquor under the age of 21 years old and need hostfamily's permission.

12. The guest will follow the hostfamily's house rules. (For example : Laundry is once a week, do not take a shower after 11:00pm, keep down any sound and do not walk around in the house at late night, etc....)

13. During the homestay. The guest is responsible for any damages and repairs to the belongings of the hostfamily.

14. LOST KEYS: It's very important that lost house keys are reported to your hostfamily so that security can be a maintained. (A lock change for a lost, stolen or damaged house key is $50).

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#162358 Review #162358 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Van Nuys, California
Loss
$11900
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ECI - Educational Consortium Institute failed to honor our agreement

ECI entered into an agreement with myself and PRM to have two students rent a room in my home from Sept until June 2010. Without proper notice or an agreement ECI removed the students without meeting the terms of the contract and violated the rules of tenancy termination of California. There was discussions about the concerns of the students and possibly removing them but ECI nor PRM had reached an agreement with me concerning terminating the agreement. On the last week the final student was in my home one of ECI employeess removed him from school without notifying me and I was looking for him as he didnt return from school, to later find out that he was taken after school to another home, but I was never notified that any student would be leaving. I have requested that they meet the agreement and pay as they have left me without students and vacancies. I followed all the rules that I was provided. ECI became upset when I did not have the time to take a student to the doctor for immunizations even though their own manual says that students must meet immunizaitns requirements before attending school. This was the job of the educational coordinator. I would like for ECI to honor their agreement with myself and PRM and pay the sum due under both agreements, $11,900 which is due... reflecting the balance due on agreement from Sept to June 2010 for two students.
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#531806

large deposit and signed lease and over 18 years works.. protect your self

#106924

07-11-2009

Homestay Rules for the Guest

1. The guest will prepare his/her own toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, tooth brash & tooth paste, bath towel, laundry soap, etc)

2. The guest should keep his/her bedroom, bathroom always clean.

3. The guest will buy own snacks, drinks and other foods which are not included in homestay fee.

4. The guest will not bring visitor without prior permission. (If the guest have a visitor : the guest must escort the visitor whenever he / she is in the hostfamily's house and the guest is responsible for his / her visitor's actions).

5. The guest over night visitor are only acceptable with the concern of the hostfamily. (Overnight visitors of the opposite sex are not permitted).

6. The guest will not smoke in the house.

7. The guest will be responsible for his / her own transportation.

8. The guest and the hostfamily will always respect his / her religious beliefs.

9. The guest will never borrow money from the hostfamily.

10. The guest will pay all his / her international calls or long distance calls. ** Or Use calling card **

11. The guest will not drink liquor under the age of 21 years old and need hostfamily's permission.

12. The guest will follow the hostfamily's house rules. (For example : Laundry is once a week, do not take a shower after 11:00pm, keep down any sound and do not walk around in the house at late night, etc....)

13. During the homestay. The guest is responsible for any damages and repairs to the belongings of the hostfamily.

14. LOST KEYS: It's very important that lost house keys are reported to your hostfamily so that security can be a maintained. (A lock change for a lost, stolen or damaged house key is $50).

#106923

the court realized the kids were ....., and it would be hard to make them stay, so thats why its best to only have adults. And make them give big deposit, and sign their life away...

I was still cheated, but the crowded courts are tough. but I will get my money another way.. funny thing someone offered me money the very same day... wow..I was still cheated out of my money.

But I will make it else where. No Good Deed Goes undone. I will not work with these companies as there is a question of ethics here.

:p Sometimes its just the principal. They got me but hopefully they dont get you.

#87590

Barney statements are nothing more than rumor, hearsay and gossip, he has no foundation nor knowledge of any statements he has made here... interesting fantasy....

#84877

Homestay Rules for the Guest

1. The guest will prepare his/her own toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, tooth brash & tooth paste, bath towel, laundry soap, etc)

2. The guest should keep his/her bedroom, bathroom always clean.

3. The guest will buy own snacks, drinks and other foods which are not included in homestay fee.

4. The guest will not bring visitor without prior permission. (If the guest have a visitor : the guest must escort the visitor whenever he / she is in the hostfamily's house and the guest is responsible for his / her visitor's actions).

5. The guest over night visitor are only acceptable with the concern of the hostfamily. (Overnight visitors of the opposite sex are not permitted).

6. The guest will not smoke in the house.

7. The guest will be responsible for his / her own transportation.

8. The guest and the hostfamily will always respect his / her religious beliefs.

9. The guest will never borrow money from the hostfamily.

10. The guest will pay all his / her international calls or long distance calls. ** Or Use calling card **

11. The guest will not drink liquor under the age of 21 years old and need hostfamily's permission.

12. The guest will follow the hostfamily's house rules. (For example : Laundry is once a week, do not take a shower after 11:00pm, keep down any sound and do not walk around in the house at late night, etc....)

13. During the homestay. The guest is responsible for any damages and repairs to the belongings of the hostfamily.

14. LOST KEYS: It's very important that lost house keys are reported to your hostfamily so that security can be a maintained. (A lock change for a lost, stolen or damaged house key is $50).

#84876

Homestay Rules for the Guest

1. The guest will prepare his/her own toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, tooth brash & tooth paste, bath towel, laundry soap, etc)

2. The guest should keep his/her bedroom, bathroom always clean.

3. The guest will buy own snacks, drinks and other foods which are not included in homestay fee.

4. The guest will not bring visitor without prior permission. (If the guest have a visitor : the guest must escort the visitor whenever he / she is in the hostfamily's house and the guest is responsible for his / her visitor's actions).

5. The guest over night visitor are only acceptable with the concern of the hostfamily. (Overnight visitors of the opposite sex are not permitted).

6. The guest will not smoke in the house.

7. The guest will be responsible for his / her own transportation.

8. The guest and the hostfamily will always respect his / her religious beliefs.

9. The guest will never borrow money from the hostfamily.

10. The guest will pay all his / her international calls or long distance calls. ** Or Use calling card **

11. The guest will not drink liquor under the age of 21 years old and need hostfamily's permission.

12. The guest will follow the hostfamily's house rules. (For example : Laundry is once a week, do not take a shower after 11:00pm, keep down any sound and do not walk around in the house at late night, etc....)

13. During the homestay. The guest is responsible for any damages and repairs to the belongings of the hostfamily.

14. LOST KEYS: It's very important that lost house keys are reported to your hostfamily so that security can be a maintained. (A lock change for a lost, stolen or damaged house key is $50).

#84796

Homestay Rules for the Guest

1. The guest will prepare his/her own toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, tooth brash & tooth paste, bath towel, laundry soap, etc)

2. The guest should keep his/her bedroom, bathroom always clean.

3. The guest will buy own snacks, drinks and other foods which are not included in homestay fee.

4. The guest will not bring visitor without prior permission. (If the guest have a visitor : the guest must escort the visitor whenever he / she is in the hostfamily's house and the guest is responsible for his / her visitor's actions).

5. The guest over night visitor are only acceptable with the concern of the hostfamily. (Overnight visitors of the opposite sex are not permitted).

6. The guest will not smoke in the house.

7. The guest will be responsible for his / her own transportation.

8. The guest and the hostfamily will always respect his / her religious beliefs.

9. The guest will never borrow money from the hostfamily.

10. The guest will pay all his / her international calls or long distance calls. ** Or Use calling card **

11. The guest will not drink liquor under the age of 21 years old and need hostfamily's permission.

12. The guest will follow the hostfamily's house rules. (For example : Laundry is once a week, do not take a shower after 11:00pm, keep down any sound and do not walk around in the house at late night, etc....)

13. During the homestay. The guest is responsible for any damages and repairs to the belongings of the hostfamily.

14. LOST KEYS: It's very important that lost house keys are reported to your hostfamily so that security can be a maintained. (A lock change for a lost, stolen or damaged house key is $50).

#84795

The students refused to clean their rooms , I showed them how to use the machine. The student did not clean bed linen even after instructed how to use machine, even with my assistance....

PRM is a Homestay and ECI received all the rules upon meeting with me and making and agreement. Their own lawyer Emily Buchbinder has been made aware of this and her boss Tom Griffin has totally agreed with me..

and asked her not to call me anymore per my request. As this is a matter for the courts.

#84791

Barney has never spoken to me, and I made all agreements with Janice not Barney and yes I have an agreement for payment.. he rather spend time writing this as a president of a company then paying me my fees, as I got stuck also with a $500 electric bill as the students wanted to run the computers 8 hours a day..all of the host families had the same complaint regarding student using internet excessively.

#84690

Hope Paulk's false and defamatory statements:

All the complaints posted on various websites about ECI come from the same person, Hope Paulk, (although she has used a variety of names to make it appear as there is more than one family with a complaint).

ECI has no contract with Mrs. Paulk. ECI contracted with a host family placement organization (PRM) to place two high school-age students. The agreement was to include a room and two meals per day. PRM placed the students with Mrs. Paulk. Mrs. Paulk required the boys to purchase their own toilet paper, milk, light bulbs, etc. Outside of the two meals per day, Mrs. Paulk would not permit the students to have anything other than water. She only let them do laundry once every ten days.

Mrs. Paulk notified ECI she wanted the first student out of her home by the end of September. She said the other student could stay until November. ECI agreed to move the students, according to her wishes. PRM paid for the first student’s rent through September, although he left on September 26. PRM paid for the second student’s rent through October. The second student was moved on October 31.

Mrs. Paulk terminated the students’ tenancy, but now wants to be paid for their room and board through June 2010. We have both her text messages and e-mails where she asks us to remove the students. Mrs. Paulk has no legal claim and her demands for payment, as she was the one who terminated their tenancy. Mrs. Paulk is free to rent her rooms out to anyone else at this time. Neither ECI nor PRM has any further monetary obligation to her

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Location
Van Nuys, California
Loss
$11900

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Educational Consortium Institute is a nonprofit educational organization that helps to improve language skills of schools children and students. All programs are available for children between 14 and 18.8 years old. Educational Consortium Institute offers an intensive English language, academic preparation, hybrid online classes, American culture programs. All programs are available in California and can long for summer, fall or winter. Educational Consortium Institute was founded in 1993, but the founders have been working with international students since 1989. Fees for programs may vary every year and depending on program you have chosen. Usually it fluctuates from $100 to $900.

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