Surf the Homestay World in a Fortnight | FN 1 January 2015

by Mugalavai Ngosiane on January 14, 2015

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Are you interested in homestays but you just don’t have the time to surf the web in search of related news bites, then tune in to this feed for biweekly news on homestays around the world, host family tips, guest management guidelines and random tidbits that might pique your interest.

With the start of the year here with us, no better time to ramp up your New Year resolutions with a beneficial one topped up with stories from the homestay world, read on and implement.

Six sterling signs that you should start a homestay

San Luis Obispo council OKs short-term home rentals, San Luis Obispo – California

Homestay Horrors: Experts say parents should find right host family well in advance

Host families required

TLC seeking host families for foreign students – Natchioches, Texas

Host families needed in North Ayrshire for Chernobyl kids

Q&A: foreign exchange student host families

Prospect Perspective: Kevan Smith on Host Families

Japanese students thank host families, mayor’s office for holiday treats, Saipan – New Zealand

Kenyan Homestays Blog

Six sterling signs that you should start a homestay

If you’re interested in knowing if you’re ready to become a host family, look at the six signs that l laid out in the Kenyan Homestays Blog. These are basic steps which should lead you on the path of homestays and all that it has to offer.

International News

San Luis Obispo council OKs short-term home rentals, San Luis Obispo – California

The San Luis Obispo council finally embraced temporary homestays or rentals of 30 days or less. This decision was spurred by a public wave of support over whether to allow short-term vacations through popular sites like AirBnB which was seen as good for tourism and way of meeting new people.

Homestays Abroad

Homestay Horrors: Experts say parents should find right host family well in advance

Chinese parents have been experiencing problems getting a viable host family for their high school children due to cultural differences and contrasting expectations. Such parents are advised to inform their children about foreign culture and prepare them for various situations such as chores and other issues.

Fodder for Host Families & Guests

Host families required, Adelaide – Australia

Lastly, the Port Adelaide Football Club is inviting expressions of interest from potential hosts to take in their players for up to 2 years from late January 2015. Host families should ideally live close to Alberton training base and have an interest in nurturing and developing players.

TLC seeking host families for foreign students – Natchioches, Texas

The Language Company, an organization that provides English as a Second Language instruction and cultural opportunities to individuals seeking educational, professional and personal enrichment, is seeking hosts for international students.

Host families needed in North Ayrshire for Chernobyl kids

Ayrshire Link, a registered charity is searching for families for a group of 16 Ukrainian children who will be visiting Ayrshire in the summer of 2015. Locals help to improve the lives of the Chernobyl children by offering them a respite from the constant bombardment of radiation which boosts their immune system.

Q&A: foreign exchange student host families

Skim through a Q&A session where host families share their thoughts on their experience while hosting foreign exchange student athletes. They offer to other families, explain how they got involved with the process and the selection process.

Prospect Perspective: Kevan Smith on Host Families

Check out the below blog written by Kevan Smith, a Chicago White Sox catching prospect from the perspective of a guest of FutureSox. Smith delves into the homestay living arrangements of minor league life and the difference that it can make in a players life.

Japanese students thank host families, mayor’s office for holiday treats, Saipan – New Zealand

Lastly, read about Japanese students extending their gratitude to their host families and the Mayor’s office for the hospitality they enjoyed during their stay.

And that Ladies & Gentlemen were the stories from the first fortnight of January. Looking forward to many more this year.

Biding you Kwaheri from the Fastest Pen in the East!

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