EF students travel abroad for a full immersion experience, and staying with a host family is an essential part of our unique programs.
Living in a private home offers a warm and secure way for students to immerse themselves in the daily life of their new country. Homestay students enrich their understanding of local culture and customs, pick up expressions and slang with greater ease and acquire a more authentic accent. Most importantly, students develop meaningful relationships with their host families that often last far beyond the duration of their language course.
The duration of homestay assignments last from as short as one or two weeks to as long as a whole academic year.