As a volunteer or intern abroad, you want to make an impact. But we also want you to experience the full extent of living and working in another country. To make this a reality, most of our volunteers and interns stay with locals while travelling.
By living with a host family, you get to experience more than the typical tourist. Your host family will teach you more about their country and culture. You’ll get traditional home cooked meals. And, you’ll get to build a bond which will be cherished for many years to come. Many of our volunteers still keep in contact with their host families and often return to visit!
I was fortunate enough to have an incredibly warm and welcoming host family. (...) It was a wonderful way to get a first-hand perspective into how Senegalese life works.
- Rachel T, Childcare volunteer in Senegal
We understand that you might still have some reservations or you just want to know what you can expect from your host family. This is why we’ve answered a few of our most frequently asked questions about host families. Let’s take you through them: