What should I do if I have special dietary requirements?

Sometimes it's easiest to live at a homestay that does not provide meals and then cook your own. Otherwise, we suggest that you inform the homestay host of your dietary needs to ensure that they can accommodate your request before you make an agreement.

HomestayBay allows you to specify which meals you would like included with your homestay when you use our homestay finder.

Do I need to be home for meals?

Some homestay parents ask that you make a phone call if you will be late or cannot get home for a meal. Other homestays are very strict and will not leave a meal for you if you are late.

We recommend that you ask your homestay parents about their rules before you make an agreement.