How to have a successful homestay experience (After-booking advice)

Homestay option Thank you for booking your homestay with London Homestay! You’ve made a great decision for your journey to improve your language skills and immerse yourself in the city’s culture.

To get the most out of your homestay experience, we recommend contacting your host early on to introduce yourself and let them know you are looking forward to meeting them. Connect with them via email, phone or Whatsapp, introduce yourself, and get to know them before your arrival. This will help make the transition into your homestay smoother and ensure that your host is fully prepared to welcome you.

Staying in a homestay is like having a second family in the city. Your host will help to make you feel at home, answer any questions you have, and offer their support and local knowledge. You’ll also have the comfort of a familiar environment to return to each evening, making it a great opportunity to relax and recharge after a day of learning and exploring.

One of the benefits of homestay accommodation is that it doesn’t limit your socialising. In fact, it provides a secure and supportive base for you to make friends, explore the city, and create lasting memories. For example, just over dinner, your host might help like a local guide, offering suggestions for restaurants, cafes, cinemas, and other exciting places to visit.

Perhaps the most significant advantage of staying in a homestay is the opportunity to improve your English skills. By speaking to your host in English every day, you’ll find that your confidence and proficiency grow rapidly. And who knows, your host may even become your tutor and share some of their language and cultural insights with you. Please do not be shy, remember a conversation works two ways. You might want to ask the host about their day, give some information on your family or country and help the conversation flow.

Last but not least, many students form close bonds with their host families and keep in touch long after their time in London has ended. The connections and relationships you’ll make during your homestay will likely last a lifetime, enriching your experience and making your time in the city even more meaningful.

We hope you have an unforgettable time in London and make the most of your homestay experience.

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