LA locals looking for a unique experience should consider hosting an international student. Not only will this help a student broaden their educational horizons, but it offers a cultural experience for you and your guest.
Many homestay students and their host families develop lasting bonds for years. By hosting, you are helping a student expand their education and opportunities significantly, and it can be a gratifying experience like no other.
To learn more about hosting international students in Los Angeles, continue reading below.
A common assumption is that only traditional families qualify for hosting, which is false. Single people, traditional families, non-traditional families, and more can all make incredible homestay hosts. This is an opportunity for virtually any household willing to open their home to students.
Homestay offers several benefits over dorms or off-campus houses for both the host and student. One of the most significant benefits is that both parties will experience a new culture in the best way. You can tell your guest all about LA and the United States, as well as your favorite spots, restaurants, meals, and recommendations to check out. And the student can teach you about their culture, family traditions, foods, etc. While education is the main reason for the student’s stay, the cultural experience makes homestay appealing, and you can learn from it, too.
Hosting does come with the additional costs of another person, but compensation from the homestay service helps to cover these. The amount of compensation is determined by a few factors, such as agency rate, amenities, meals, and local housing costs. All of these details will be delineated before you host a student to ensure a satisfactory arrangement.
Does hosting an international student sound like an exciting opportunity? Then, StudentRoomStay can help make it happen. Our main goal is to create an arrangement that both parties are happy throughout the whole stay. We will work with you initially to find an appropriate match and stay involved during their time with you.
There are many hosting services, but SRS has worked hard to build a reputation as the most recognized international homestay provider. You can be confident in our services as we consider numerous details, including:
Includes breakfast every day, 7 days per week.
Daily transportation to and from your school. (for students 18+)
Includes lunch every day, 7 days per week.
Includes dinner every day, 7 days per week.
Two meals on weekdays + three meals on weekends.
Get a ride to/from the airport or your homestay. (Distance: 50-150 miles)
Get a ride to/from the airport or your homestay. (Distance: 0-50 miles)