Homestay

Recommendations from a Study Abroad Parent

by Kathleen Sideli Associate Vice President for Overseas Study Since I’ve been on the staff of the Office of Overseas Study for more than 25 years, I have often urged parents to encourage their sons or daughters to study abroad and have r... Read

Benefits of Homestay Language Programs: get immersed

If youre planning to live in a foreign country to polish your language skills, consider taking advantage of one of Nacel's homestay programs. The benefits of Homestay Language Programs are many including getting immersed in a culture and they are... Read

Build Bonds That Last Forever By Studying Abroad

Choosing to embark on a language abroad program while in high school is one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. The perk of being a teen is that you do not yet have many serious responsibilities holding you back. Never again in life will yo... Read

Benefits of Learning Italian In Italy

Italy is the home of art, fashion, family and tight-knit communities. The traditions of Italian culture are centuries old, and strictly adhered to. Social meals, personal interactions and business meetings all have formal rules regarding appropriate ... Read

Tips for learning French

There is no better and more appealing way of learning the French language than as a foreign exchange student in France in one of our Homestay Programs. The opportunity to become immersed in the wonderful French culture, meeting new friends and gainin... Read

Planning your School Year Abroad: Nacel Checklist Step 2

GET READY Before considering a school exchange abroad, you need to do a bit of soul searching to answer some essential questions described in more detail in Step 1: Do you speak the language well enough? Are you between 14 and 18? Do you th... Read

Choose to live in a host family abroad!

You want to learn a language abroad? The best way to accommodate is the host family. Immersing yourself in another culture, you will quickly improve your language level and enrich your vocabulary. Thats why, Nacel is in charge of recruiting host fami... Read

Study Abroad Student in Japan Shares her Story on the Quake

A study abroad student from Notre Dame, Massiel Gutierrez currently studying at the University of Nanzan tells about her experience during the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. She said "I was in a second-floor computer lab when I... Read

Live in a host family abroad and discover a new country!

You wish to get acquainted with a civilization and a culture different from yours? You look for an accommodation during a traineeship abroad? You wish to improve your language knowledge but independently, without attending any language course? This s... Read

Longevity and quality are good!

Nacel proposes its services since 1957: language travels have always been appreciated by parents and children. Today we can say that Nacel saw several generations, one after the other. Parents spent good time with those programs, so they want their c... Read

Host family and host family: why are they so different?

A "typical" host family with 2 lovely children: that could be what comes to mind when thinking about what a host family is. However, it exists various types of host "families", generally depending on which kind of program abroad y... Read

Host family and host family: why are they so different?

A "typical" host family with 2 lovely children: that could be what comes to mind when thinking about what a host family is. However, it exists various types of host "families", generally depending on which kind of program abroad y... Read

How to deal with culture shock when going abroad

Three weeks ago we talked about "culture shock" and tried to understand better what it deals with. Here are some advices to make the culture shock less important and the recovery easier when going abroad.1) Cultural relativism: focus on the... Read

Interested in studying abroad? Let's go to Canada!

Combining secondary school studies and homestay in an English speaking or French speaking host family... it's the best way to dramatically improve your English and/or French language skills, don't you think?! Maybe you should consider enrolli... Read

Interested in studying abroad? Let's go to Canada!

Combining secondary school studies and homestay in an English speaking or French speaking host family... it's the best way to dramatically improve your English and/or French language skills, don't you think?! Maybe you should consider enrolli... Read

Life in Germany: Useful Vocabulary to Travel in Germany

You will stay in Germany for a while. Here are some useful sentences and words to use while there! Meeting people How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen? I'm happy to meet you! Es freut mich, Ihre Bekanntschaft zu machen. Did you travel well? Haben sie d... Read

Life in Germany: Useful Vocabulary to Travel in Germany

You will stay in Germany for a while. Here are some useful sentences and words to use while there! Meeting people How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen? I'm happy to meet you! Es freut mich, Ihre Bekanntschaft zu machen. Did you travel well? Haben sie d... Read

Canadian Host Family : About Manners and Meals in Canada

Going to Canada? The advices below will help you with meals and manners there! :-) Meals -Food in Canada can be different from the one you are used to. Try to sample everything, and if you don't like something, say it (politely and tactfully) to ... Read

Canadian Host Family : About Manners and Meals in Canada

Going to Canada? The advices below will help you with meals and manners there! :-) Meals -Food in Canada can be different from the one you are used to. Try to sample everything, and if you don't like something, say it (politely and tactfully) to ... Read

Host Family in Spain : About Spanish Meals!

So you're going to Spain, and you want to know how meals are taken there? Read this short article to get more information about Spanish meals! In Spain, there are three main meals. Meals are usually taken late. Breakfast (desayuno): Usually taken... Read

American Host Family : About Meals and Hygiene

Meals and hygiene are two important components of everyday life : if you are going to live in an American host family, these advices below may be very useful! American Meals There are usually 3 meals in the typical American day: Breakfast Taken aroun... Read

American Host Family: General Information about Life in USA

Want to get general information about American life, especially in an American host family? This article is for you! About customs If you get in touch with the police, always stay calm and polite. :-) Regarding clothes, American are very tolerant, bu... Read

Host Family in England and Ireland: Food Tips!

You are going to Ireland or to England, and you will be hosted by a local host family? Here are some useful information and advices related to food and meals! About meals! Generally, there are 3 meals in the UK: -Breakfast: you will generally have ca... Read

Work and Study in Canada: Ababacar's testimonial!

Here is Ababacar's testimonial. Ababacar, a young 26 years old French student, is currently participating in the Work and Study program in Canada. The Work and Study program in Canada allows students to learn English in a carefully selected langu... Read

Academic Year in Spain : Kari's Testimonials!

Wanting to know how life abroad looks like? Here is Kari s testimonial! Kari is a young 18 years old American girl who participated in our High School Program in Spain. She accepted to answer to some questions about her academic year in Spain! 1... Read

17 Advices to Get Along With Your Host Family Abroad!

In many travel abroad programs, participants are hosted in a local host family. If this is a tremendous experience, here are a few guidelines you should follow in order to enjoy this trip! 1-Be polite! This may seem to be an evidence, but always... Read

Academic Year in Italy: Student's Testimonial

An academic year abroad is a wonderful experience for a student who decides to participate in these kind of programs. Here is another testimonial: Viviana is a young Ecuadorian student aged 19. She is currently participating in an High School Program... Read
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