Poster 218

Learning to live with others by living with others: Celebrating the homestay model

  • Thursday 28 Sept
  • Level 2, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy

Homestays are a wonderful example of how we can connect currents through community and cultural exchange. They create opportunities for students to become fully immersed in their new environment, providing a safe space for lifelong social bonds to be forged and enabling intelligent internationalisation to become deep-rooted in the local community. This poster examines the benefits of homestays as experienced by international students, their institutions and the communities in which they live.


  • Social responsibility
    • Community engagement and dialogue
  • Student and staff mobility
    • Short-term programmes


  • Laura Spencer, 
    Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom