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ERIC Number: ED416742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Homestay/Village Stay Study in the Americas, 1994-96.
Farthing, Linda
This report presents strategies and guidelines to manage and administer homestays and village stays for U.S. students, based on a survey of academic directors and homestay coordinators, with a focus on such activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It reviews the literature on the role and cost of homestay and village stay programs in semester and year-abroad programs. Based on survey responses, it then goes on to examine such issues as the variables that influence successful homestays and village stays, the role of academic directors and homestay coordinators, family selection and payment, family composition, orientation/follow-up, and problems and resolution mechanisms. Specific guidelines to address problems and concerns in these areas are provided. Three appendixes contain a sample student questionnaire; homestay materials provided by programs in Jamaica, Brazil, and Bolivia; and an annotated bibliography (Contains 29 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Brazil; Jamaica