Guest Experiences

Written by Suzanne Cox

Solo Travel in New Zealand's North Island

Christina a medical student from London, worked in New Zealand for 6 weeks on an overseas medical placement at Starship Children's Hospital. She stayed with Auckland hosts Charlie and Kelly, who made her feel really welcome in their home. Read on to hear more about her trip and pick up some tips if you're relocating to the North Island.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

Relocating to Osaka, Japan

Charlotte from Norway decided to start a new journey by moving to Osaka on a work visa. She hoped to improve her Japanese language skills while staying in her homestay.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

Our favourite "Win Back Your Trip" entries of 2018 #HelloHomestay

Here is a glimpse at some of our favorite "Win Back Your Trip" entries, including the winning photo! Click here to see if you were featured! Use #HelloHomestay to be entered in the next giveaway.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

Studying Medicine in London, England

Satoshi recently traveled to London in order to study differences in medical procedures between the UK and Japan. During his two week adventure, he also visited local villages, made many friends, and enjoyed all that London has to offer.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

How to Experience Japan like a Local

Alexander and Ekaterina recently had an amazing stay with Conan and Yoriko in Japan! Highlights include seeing the beautiful parks, enjoying authentic food, and experiencing Japanese traditions like a local.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Affordable Accommodation in Rio for Carnival

Kacper and his fiancée Żaneta from Poland travelled to Rio, their last trip before the Wedding. They wanted to learn the best places are worth visiting in Rio from the locals. He chose host Mary in Copacabana with a double room for $42 per night.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Birmingham Internship with Aston Villa Football Club

Tony from Australia travelled to the UK for a 6 week internship at Aston Villa Football Club. He stayed with host Shirl within walking distance to Villa Park for 6 weeks for just £15 per night.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay Holiday in Kerala, India

Julie and her sister Lee from the UK travelled to Kerala on a 2 week holiday to spend some time relaxing on the beach. They didn't want to stay in a hotel but in an Indian home to truly experience Indian culture. Read on to hear about their adventure.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

Leaving Japan for a Week in Singapore

Kana from Japan, decided to spend a week in Delsy's homestay in Singapore. During her vacation, Kana was able to experience the people and culture of Singapore through a local's eyes.

Written by Melissa Knowlton

Studying Medicine in Southern California

Satoshi recently spent a month in Irvine, California to observe medical procedures at the University of California, Irvine. During his time here, he learned a lot about American culture and experienced the area through a local's eyes.