Want to know what it’s like to live with local hosts? Check out a few of our current students who talk about their Homestay experiences on their study abroad blogs:
En Dansk Fødselsdag (A Danish Birthday)
Tianyi, Denison University
Tianyi celebrated his birthday in Denmark by making Chinese dishes for his hosts. At the end of the wonderful dinner, Tianyi’s family presented him with a lagkage (Danish layer cake) and sang him the Danish birthday song.
Exploring an Old Viking Town
Clara, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Clara and her Homestay visited Sigtuna, a town dating back to the 10th century, located north of Stockholm.
My Homestay in Humlebæk
Thomas, Vanderbilt University
Thomas reflects on his decision to live with a Homestay and shares some of the special moments he has had with them – including weekly Thursday dinners with his hosts extended family and hanging out with the Homestay dog, Sazzi.
Saturday Semla Making
Kaden, Haverford College
Kaden spent a Saturday making semlor, a traditional Swedish pastry, with their Homestay.
Getting Schooled: Danish Basketball
Marina, University of Delaware
‘I think the reason my hosts and I were matched is because we all enjoy basketball.’
Marina talks about her and her Homestay’s shared passion for basketball, as well as joining a Danish basketball club.
‘It’s only been seven days and I have found friends in my host parents.’
Mrunal, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Mrunal shares some of her favorite moments with her Homestay in the first couple weeks of the semester.