Frequently Asked Questions from Hosts
What is homestay?
refers to an accommodation where international students live with a local family,
contribute to the living expenses, and take responsibility as a member
of the family.
What are the benefits of homestay to hosts?
Homestay is an opportunity of having cultural exchange, making positive impact and lifelong friendship without leaving your own home.
How are you different from other homestay agents?
We help students and you to make the best matches by yourselves. Our processes and tools are designed to help students to have realistic
expectation of homestay, and know each other well before they apply. This increases the probability of students staying in your home longer because of the shared interests and beliefs.
While we welcome students from all backgrounds, we specialize in finding most suitable homestay homes for students from China. By focusing on this biggest source of international students, we make it easier to close gaps in communication across cultures.
A local community leader close to you provides professional services and ongoing support to you free of charge. All fees are paid by students or their parents.
Through our online system, you set your own homestay rate, which is a net amount payable to you.
Most listing services available on
the internet do not provide ongoing
support. You are on your own sorting out all issues and problems.
How much will I be paid ?
At Like Parents Homestay, you set your own homestay rate payable to you depending on location and facilities/meals provided. You may set a lower rate to increase the number of applications, or vice versa.
How can I become a homestay host ?
After you register online, our local community leader close to you will contact you and guide you through the process. A comprehensive homestay host manual is also available in members area after you log in.
I have not received any email after registering online. What should I do?
Please check your spam inbox if you have provided a correct and working email
address. Some email systems may treat a new email as junk mail if the sender is
not in the address book.