Cost Comparison

Think a homestay is expensive? Think again! When you add up all the other incidental costs of other housing, a homestay is the cheapest by far!

  Right at Home Homestay Other Housing Private Housing

Shared Bath w/Kitchen

$1860 1

$930-960/month x 2 months

$2600

$1300/month x 2 months
(private room)

$2475 - $6600

Application Fee

$200 2

$50

 none

Linen Fee

INCLUDED 

$35

included

Service Fee

1-2 months

INCLUDED 

$50

$135 + $25 cleaning fee

Laundry

INCLUDED

$32

$4/load

 Sometimes included

Meals

Daily Breakfast, 2-3 times weekly family-style dinners

INCLUDED 

 $480

 $480

Native Speaker Conversation

DAILY

 random

limited 

Total Cost

$2060

$3148

$3335 - $7450

1 Price shown is the full homestay fee for a single individual. You pay on arrival for the first four weeks with American cash, a postal money order in U.S. dollars, or traveler’s checks. Married couples pay $52/night.

2 Price shown is the full, non-refundable placement fee for a single individual, paid when applying with a credit card or Western Union transfer. Married couples pay $435.