Student Housing Services

IHA homestay agency offers student housing placement services, such as searching for homestays, student introduction to hosts, and booking accommodations. A homestay is a residence where a local host or family offers furnished accommodations to students and newcomers.

The primary homestay caretaker should be able to provide shelter, support, and guidance. Therefore, homestay becomes a better option for students than leasing or sharing expensive apartments. Several ESL schools make homestay a requirement for international students to stay with local host families. At the homestay, the local host families familiarize the student with the local area — the student practices speaking the language with family members.

Benefits Of Staying In A Homestay

There are many advantages to homestay. The following will explain why you should explore this accommodation option while travelling to another country to study.

  • Receive Local Guidance
  • Immerse Yourself In Local Lifestyle
  • Practice the language And Make New Friends
  • Taste Local Homemade Dishes

These are only some of the many benefits of the homestay experience. You will soon discover the benefits of staying in a homestay outweigh any other accommodation options — all of which may make you decide to stay longer at your homestay.

The underlying essence of homestay is all about integration into the local society and learning about the locals. Furthermore, numerous students and host experiences throughout the years demonstrated that the homestay program is quite beneficial for both students and host families.

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