Meaning of homestay in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhəʊmsteɪ/


  • 1A holiday or other period abroad spent staying in the home of a local family.

    ‘my three-week homestay in southern Japan’
    • ‘a homestay programme’
    • ‘Three of them were being taken good care by the homestay parents.’
    • ‘The difficulty in obtaining financial assistance was found to be particularly damaging for the growing "homestay" sector, according to the report.’
    • ‘Here in Christchurch, New Zealand, she is in her fourth homestay in a household where she is their thirteenth homestay student.’
    • ‘The Center for Japanese Studies coordinates a homestay program for Notre Dame students.’
    • ‘We asked our hosts why only two of the nearly 50 families in the village had opted to provide homestays.’
    • ‘Olympic bid organisers want residents to take part in a homestay programme, by offering accommodation to athletes' families during the competition.’
    • ‘The increasing popularity of these courses is creating extra demand for 'Homestay' families to accommodate students.’
    • ‘They are being hosted on a homestay basis by local families, another way to help them boost their English skills.’
    • ‘A yoga and homestay programme was arranged by the Art of Living.’
    • ‘For many of the previous students, the homestay has provided the highlight of their visit, enabling them to experience our local culture at first hand.’
    • ‘The club's youth exchange program has sent many young Indonesians to other countries and has long been a model for homestays abroad.’
    • ‘The girls fly out on August 4, and after the camp with enjoy homestay visits for the next few days with Korean families before returning on August 12.’
    • ‘I'm hopeful that this minor illness, that has been with me since my homestay, will disappear by tomorrow.’
    • ‘These students, coming down for the first time, would interact with the local public, as homestays had been arranged for them in villages in the periphery.’
    • ‘Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito was reunited Wednesday with Colin Harper who was his host for his weeklong homestay in Australia in 1974.’
    1. 1.1mainly Australian, mainly New Zealand A private house offering accommodation to paying guests.
      ‘we had a another relaxing swim and then returned to the homestay’
      • ‘Getting into bed was the first problem at her homestay.’
      • ‘We took the remaining 3 pieces back to the homestay.’
      • ‘I figured I could probably handle making such a simple order, even in the really small kitchen in my homestay.’
      • ‘Reaching the next homestay in only two hours, we begin a 45-minute journey into the womb of a nearby cave.’
      • ‘Three hours later, shopping done, it was time to retreat to the comfort of the pool in my homestay.’
      • ‘He had alighted from the bus, and a boy offered to carry his case to his homestay.’
      • ‘By the time Bradson was back at his homestay, darkness had fallen.’
      • ‘It was no surprise then when I opened the doors of my cottage at the homestay to be confronted by air thick with humidity.’
      • ‘Six more hours of sliding through shin-deep red mud, and we arrive at the homestay.’
      • ‘If all they offer is a separate room, what is the difference between a hotel and homestay?’
      • ‘There is a choice of good accommodation at resorts or homestays, and places are provided for walkers to pitch a tent.’
      • ‘I sauntered back to the homestay for a relaxing afternoon and a good book.’
      • ‘Another short hike brings us to the next homestay, this one belonging to Lluvia's family.’
      • ‘During the period, she stayed in a homestay with two other roommates from Germany and Spain respectively.’
      • ‘Having 40 homestays, the village offers the beautiful landscape of a typical Javanese kampong along with ancient rituals, exotic food and daily agricultural activities.’
      • ‘She stood in long grass beside the road, midway between his homestay and the village market where he would board the bus.’
      • ‘I heard cuckoos in the woods near my homestay in Switzerland.’