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Questions For Homestay Companies

  • How close to SMC does the host family live?
  • Is there public transportation nearby?
  • How long will it take to commute to SMC?
  • What are the household rules?
  • May I have overnight guests?
  • Am I expected to do any chores?
  • Will I have a private phone line?
  • Private T.V.?
  • What is the latest that I may receive phone calls?
  • Will I have a private bathroom?
  • Are there other students in the household?
  • Is there a curfew?
  • Are there any pets in the house?
  • Why does the host wish to house a student?
  • What is the primary language spoken in the house?
  • What is the religious orientation of the household, and will the hosts have any expectations of my own religious activities?
  • Does the household observe any dietary practices or restrictions?
  • If meals are included in the monthly fee, and I do not like the food, may I get a rate adjustment and cook my own meals?
  • What will the homestay company do if I am not happy with the family with whom I have been placed?
  • Is smoking allowed in the house?
  • Will someone meet me at the airport?