14:30 – 15:10 | The obstacles and opportunities of Homestay: true stories of international students in the US

🎤 Speakers

Adam Lee, Founder and CEO, StudentRoomStay
Krista Hestehauge, Partnership Manager, StudentRoomStay

📝 Description

International students from all over the world dream of studying abroad in the United States. Homestay makes that dream possible. However, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies when two cultures abruptly coexist under the same roof.

Homestay can be extremely testing, incredibly fulfilling and (sometimes) downright awkward. Hear true stories about international students, the obstacles they encounter and how reconciliation can lead to the formation of lifelong companionships.

In this session, StudentRoomStay’s Adam Lee and Krista Hestehauge will be taking the stage to unpack the real, raw challenges that students, host families and providers face during the unique cultural exchange we call homestay.