What does the Homestay Fee include?
The monthly rate is:
$33 per night based on single occupancy. Paid in increments of 28 days this comes to $924. Students may make arrangements to pay on a set date each month. Because of the varying numbers of days each month, this averages to $1004 per month.
Double occupancy is $1500 (married couple).
SHORT-TERM: Any stays less than 28 days are $35 per night.
Students share a common bathroom. Rooms are not shared unless by a married couple—or siblings studying together.
Each student has a place to store personal food in both a cupboard and shared refrigerator. A self-serve continental breakfast (cereal, toast, butter and jam, lunchmeat, coffee, tea) is provided. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby to explore. Coffee and tea are always available to students.
Twice a week, the entire homestay family will sit down together for a meal and extended conversation and community-bonding. These are rich times together.
The Homestay Fee is all-inclusive. There are no additional taxes, utilities, or fees. Homestay fees must be paid promptly. Keep in mind, if you pay by Zelle or other online app, your fee will not reach the host for several days. In the unlikely event of a student breaking items or causing damage, the student is expected to replace the item or pay for repairs.
Hosts will provide air-conditioning mid-May to mid-September or as needed if summer arrives early or stays late.