Often times the ESL school you may be dealing with will offer you International ESL Students that are attending school for the short-term stay (4 weeks) or for a long-term stay (up to 6 months). What do you choose?
When i first started doing Homestays all I could think about was leasing out the second bedroom and I didn't aim for to chase ESL Schools into filling the room for me. I was not happy to accept not a long-term homestay. Was this really the best option? Let's look at our options.
A short-term homestay is a little like a lottery in the off-season for your country. Through Toronto when it can get into the sub-zero temperatures in the winter translates to a decline for some types of students making the need to have my second bedroom occupied challenging homestay melaka. A long-term homestay of these months are my best bet.
One of the reasons you may have gotten into doing a homestay was to meet new people from different cultures and plenty of them. Long-term homestays won't satisfy this pleasure. Most schools typically have new students arriving every Mon giving you either the type of Student background you would like to host in your homestay.
Having a life beyond the Homestay.
Homestay is a responsibility and this responsibility challenges your privacy. With a short-term homestay it is quite safe to say you will see very little of the student during the first month as they immerse themselves into the school activities. These activities usually take the student away on trips over the weekend and during some weekdays. In a long-term homestay you will quickly see more of the student approaching the end of the second month of their term. Plan your fun-time accordingly.
So as you can see that depending on the time of the year, yourself and attitude to change you will prefer to fight a short-term or long-term International Student into your homestay.