Homestay & Host family

Mandarin Institute's repected and successful homestay progrms give students the opportunity to live with preselected families and to join them in daily activities. Living in a homestay is the best way to improve your Mandarin outside of class. Tell them about your likes and dislikes or what you did during your day. This will be very good practice for your language skills.

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Homestay Guidelines


  • Laundry detergent, toilet paper
  • Breakfast and dinner, Monday to Friday.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday
  • Electricity, water and heat (please conserve!)
  • Mileage (if the host drives you somewhere)
  • Meal with your hosts in a restaurant (if they invite you)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc)
  • Airport Pickup
Not Included:

  • Snack foods (chips, candy, soft drinks, etc)
  • Personal phone line in your room
  • Computer, printer
  • Bus fare, taxi
  • Special activities with your host (concert or sports tickets, entrance fees, spending money for refreshments or souvenirs)