Host families are great! Living with them can be a truly amazing experience. Think about it. You get to stay in a real home where you will be welcomed by family members and looked after for the length of your stay. You’ll get to benefit from your family’s knowledge, gain a unique insight into the local culture and discover the soul of your city! You’ll enjoy home cooking, fresh linens, great conversation and an amazing cultural experience – what’s not to like?
Benefits of staying with a host family
Take your language to the next level:
Want to improve your language skills quickly? There’s no better option than staying with a host family then! You will have to communicate every day with family members who won’t know your own native language – you’ll be forced to learn, and learn quickly! Living with a host family is an immersive experience and is the best place for you to hone your skills. Your family will help teach you, work with you on your technique and give you a real world study of how language is truly used on a daily basis. You can’t get better opportunity!
Live Like a Local:
Don’t know who the local sports teams are? Not sure where the best place to get food is? Know who the coolest bands around are? By the time you leave your host family you’ll know the answers to all of these questions and many more! Living with a host family gives you the best opportunity to live like a local. You’ll learn the local dialect, become immersed in the culture and learn more about your city and its people than any tourist would. It’s the ultimate insider’s guide!
Value for money:
Interestingly a host family, for all its great benefits is actually often a cheaper option than private accommodation – bet you didn’t think that would be the case! When you think about having your own room, fresh linen, healthy home cooked meals and often other perks then it starts looking like a pretty great proposition. Whilst in some cases you might have to spend a little more on transportation, with the other benefits you should still be in a brilliant financial position!
We’ve all been there. Those times when you’re away from home and you miss your friends, your family and your pets. Being abroad, possibly for the first time can be tough. Speaking a new language every day is not easy! No matter how mature or well-travelled you think you might be, there are times when things might get a little overwhelming. This is when having your host family there is an amazing safety net. They are there to support you, to help you if you need them and to give you the reassurance you might need. They will become a home away from home and you might well be very happy to have them!
Points to note:
- Sharing of the kitchen, the family living room and laundry facilities (you do your own laundry 🙂 )
- Host Families usually live in the suburbs outside the city centre.
- Airport pick-up included.
- Linen and pillows included.
- Single or Twin rooms available.
- Prices begin from €160 per week.
- Subject to availability.
If you’re a family that would like to open your home to an international student then register with us today and become part of our global host family community!