Homestay Arrangements Placements are made on the specific instructions of overseas families following their child’s registration with a guardianship company. Some require families with/without pets, in a specific location, a non-smoking environment or someone with children of the same age.
Guardian host families come from all types of backgrounds. Some have young or grown children, some have worked overseas themselves, while others just enjoy the contact with a young person in whom they can take an interest, welcoming him/her into their home in exchange for payment. Occasionally, families host several students from the same or different schools, so there is always companionship of a similar age. Often, homestay arrangements result in lasting friendships between host families and students and continue after their young charges have finished school.