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Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Homestay
Lena Melikhova

An American homestay is a great choice for many reasons!

1) English Practice

Living with an American family requires you to practice your English outside of the classroom. A homestay provides an immersion into English and the whole American culture. The students see an improvement in their conversation and listening skills while living with a family.

2) Learn about American culture and traditions

A homestay is a great way to meet Americans and get to know about American culture. Students who live with American families learn first hand about American holidays, traditions, foods, movies, music, etc.

3) Personal Attention

A homestay provides you with the personal attention you need to make adjustments while living in the USA. Majority of host families have traveled a lot and understand what it is like to live in another country. Homestay families value the exposure to different cultures and perspectives.


Many families take students to the movies, shopping malls, sporting events, zoos, museums and nearby attractions.

5)Less money required

Heat, water and other utilities are included in a homestay. It is a great way to save your money

6)Fewer obligations

Most homestay families do not require deposits or credit reports. For international students a homestay does not require a six to 12-month commitment

7)Safety and Space

A homestay provides students with a safe and comfortable place to live with a lot more room and space.

8)Internet Access and Cable TV

Many homestay families also provide students with Internet access and Cable TV.


The homestay family can offer meals and access to laundry.


Living in a homestay includes furnishings(a bed, a desk and a lamp). Some families even provide rooms with televisions, telephones and a private bathroom.

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