Homestay is a cultural exchange between a local individual or family (called a host) and a visiting international student. The student lives as a guest in the home with the host.
As a student you would generally been provided with all your basic needs, including your own room and space to study. Although meals are not mandatory, most students would select a homestay with meals supplied. Over the period of your time together the host assists the student to become familiar with the local area and customs in a relaxed and friendly household setting. The student is also encouraged to share with the host information about their home country and culture. This interaction is what makes homestay ideal for students and hosts looking for a unique cultural experience.