home·​stay | \ ˈhōm-ˌstā How to pronounce homestay (audio) \

Definition of homestay

: a stay at a residence by a traveler and especially by a visiting foreign student who is hosted by a local family

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Recent Examples on the Web After a homestay there, the couple returned to Minnesota on March 10, the day before the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Star Tribune, "Indonesian islands of Raja Ampat are one of the best diving spots on the planet," 6 Nov. 2020 Even in tech, some companies such as ride-share services Uber and Lyft, travel sites Expedia and TripAdvisor, and homestay provider Airbnb face massive challenges in the coronavirus era. Jay Greene,, "Big Tech was first to send workers home. Now it’s in no rush to bring them back.," 18 May 2020 Hotels and homestays are also providing more flexibility on bookings, as well as deals. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, April 16," 16 Apr. 2020 Several trekking companies based in the city offer trip and homestay packages of varying lengths, prices, and difficulty. National Geographic, "This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream," 18 Jan. 2020 Our lodgings are a mixture of hotels and rustic homestays in rural villages. Anna Hartley, Washington Post, "A scenic spin through southwestern China’s verdant hills," 24 Jan. 2020 The app is easy-to-use and pretty straightforward: Simply search your destination to pick a homestay. Popular Science, "Experience local cultures on a deeper level with these five travel apps," 28 Dec. 2019 Many of the guests will enjoy homestays with Twin Cities hosts, then continue their friendship via Facebook, SKYPE, and future visits. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letter: It’s St. Paul’s 64th anniversary as a sister city to Nagasaki," 7 Dec. 2019 Alishan's greater Chiayi County is especially known for its homestays—many that are surrounded by tea fields and offer tastings, not to mention plenty of fireflies in the evenings. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "How to Tea-Taste Your Way Through Taiwan," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of homestay

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Homestay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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