Homestay tips: 5 articles to help you feel at home

Preparing a homestay? Most advice is common sense but the following articles can help you with a little more detail.

• General tips. http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/10-tips-for-a-fun-home-stay/

• Detailed advice. https://www.volunteerglobal.com/blog/host-family-etiquette

• This is partly focused on Latin America but also has some general tips. I like numbers five and ten.  http://backdoorjobs.com/greenheart/home-stays-abroad.html

• Specific to Eastern Europe. http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/beprepared/tp/tipsforhomestays.htm

• For Japan. http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/kokusai/contents/chiiki/nz/homestay.html

I’d love to find more country specific tips. Do you have any advice for a homestay participant?

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About Maria

Inspired by international exchange, I teach in Spain and blog about cross cultural learning, study abroad, and global education topics.

Posted on May 16, 2012, in Advice, Homestay and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I participated in a home-stay in Japan and I would like to say that your comments and suggestions are very spot on – and reminded me of a few interesting memories! A wonderful post, thank you for doing it!

    • I wish I had written about Japan 🙂 Would love to go there. I’m not sure who wrote that post I linked to but the information seemed helpful. Glad to have someone verify it. And I would like to interview you about your homestay if you’re interested.

  2. Reblogged this on William Penn University Study Abroad and commented:
    Check out these great tips and advice on how to make the best of an abroad homestay experience!

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