So you already have decided to study abroad.
Have you also decided where you will live?
Many study abroad programs will give you the housing options of living in a dormitory on your campus abroad or living with a host family (also called a homestay). Which study abroad housing you choose depends on your personality and what you want to accomplish during your time abroad.
Before you choose either a homestay or a dorm, determine why you are studying abroad.
These questions have no right or wrong answers, but your responses will determine which type of housing is right for you when you apply to study abroad.
You will find advantages to your stay in a foreign country no matter which study abroad housing option you choose. If you find disadvantages too bad to ignore, you can demand to live elsewhere.
Choose a housing option that most closely fulfills your reasons for studying abroad in the first place. Only then will you be likely to have a study abroad experience you will remember for all of the right reasons!