DESCRIPTION OF THE JUNIOR HOMESTAY: Live with a host family abroad! The homestay program provides an opportunity to become a member of a host family living abroad. During this immersion program, the student will share the day-to-day life and special activities of a host family according to the country.
Students should be prepared to participate in, and to adapt to the family life and to help with various tasks around the house. So the more the student will try to learn about their customs, diet and habits, the more rewarding the experience. The student participating in a Homestay program should be open-minded, mature and curious. He/she will make new friends, become acquainted with a foreign culture from the inside and make significant progress in learning a foreign language due to the constant immersion in the language studied.
Most homestays are living in small town or in the countryside. Very few families living in city centres welcome exchange students due to the size of their housing. This exciting immersion program promotes international understanding. It is an excellent opportunity to learn another language and discover another culture. This language improvement comes from constant immersion within a family as well as their friends and relatives. This program is generally four weeks long, however some prolonged or shortened programs can be offered.
Some options may be added: Home Schooling, School Integration, Discovery Paris for French Homestays (see program description).
Eligibility : from 13 to 18 years old. This Homestay program is suitable to students who are already autonomous and used to travel and who have a sufficient level in the language to be improved (1 to 2 years of study is a minimum).
Destination : Live in an Australian host family, share the everyday life of a Canadian family, live in a German homestay, live in a French family, discover our Spanish Homestays in Mexico and Spain, discover the Italian way of life, enjoy an American host family!
Length of the junior homestay: Usually 4 weeks.
Accommodation : Host family. Students are hosted in homestays who will provide full board accommodation.
Specification : Please note that participants cannot choose a specific area in a country for the homestay. Nacel International reserves the possibility to place the student anywhere in the hosting country. Individuals may choose dates all year round, depending on availibility.
Dates : June/July/August for summer programs or academic year for school integration programs.
Application deadlines: We need to receive application at least 2 months prior departure.
DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDENT PURE HOMESTAY: The student pure homestay program is dedicated to 18 YO+ students wishing to live in a host family for a few days (minimum 5 nights) in one of the destinations offered in the UK, Malta, Germany, Spain and the USA. There is no lesson included in this program; students receive a half board accommodation.
18 YO+ students may use this accommodation for tourism, studies or internship purposes.
Note that integration into the host family is not the goal of this program; host families are not expected to organize any lesson, activity or visit for their host.
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Choose a Homestay Program! Experience a full immersion by living in a host family! You will improve your language skills by sharing its everyday life. If you choose the Homeschooling program, a member of the family will deliver you language courses at the beginning of the Homestay program.