The living situation in homestay programs may range from basic room-rental arrangements to complete family immersion. Students will typically have their own bedroom but will join the family for meals and take part in their normal daily routine.
Advantages to homestays include affordability, greater cultural immersion, increased opportunities to use English, and the ability to make new friends quickly.
- Homestay allows visiting international students to live with a host family or individual in their private home.
- Homestay allows students to experience what everyday life is like in an American home.