Homestay in Xi’an

Want Mandarin exposure 24/7? Then why not try a Homestay in Xi’an?

The LTL Homestay program is the best way to propel your Mandarin to new heights.

80% of all LTL students opt to stay with a homestay and the reasons are clear.

Amazing home-cooked Chinese food, full Immersion to the Chinese language and a unique look into what it’s like living in a Chinese household.

Homestay in Xi'an - Savannah with her family

  • 24/7 exposure to Chinese
  • Breakfast and Dinner all provided
  • Your own bedroom included
  • All bills included
  • Discover Xi’an with your Host Family
  • Become part of the family

A truly once in a lifetime experience that we would recommend to anyone coming to China to learn Chinese.

  • The Real Deal

    The Real Deal

    Immersion – Learn Chinese all day and feel full Immersion.

    Amazing Food – Talk over home cooked Breakfast and Dinner everyday

    Speak Everyday – Practice what you learned in class with LTL

    Exclusive To You – 1 student per homestay

  • Homestay Experts

    Homestay Experts

    In The Know – 80+% of our students choose the homestay program

    Personalized – All family/student matches are carefully considered

    Preferences – Vegetarian, gluten free, halal, vegan. We cater to you.

    Always Here – Just speak to us if you have questions or concerns.

Homestay in Xi’an – The Process

  1. Talk to us – Firstly it’s a case of getting to know each other. You tell us about yourself and we’ll do the same. Getting to know each student is an important step.
  2. More Details – After getting the introductions out of the way let’s talk in more detail. Any allergies, preferences for location or family? This helps us match you perfectly to the right family.
  3. Seven Days To Go – The countdown is well and truly underway. We send you information regarding your homestay including a few pictures and their address. You are welcome to start contacting them also.
  4. Arrival Day in China – If you’ve booked an Airport Pick up or Survival Kit our private driver will be on hand to collect you. If not, you can head to a taxi and show them the address for your homestay. Upon arrival, get settled in and meet your family for the coming weeks. It’s an exciting time for all!
  5. Day 1 at LTL School – Your family will help you get to school on your first day of lessons to save you worrying. It’s time to meet your fellow students and staff at LTL Xi’an.

Xi’an Homestay Pricing (Chinese Yuan)

All prices are shown are in Chinese Yuan (CNY).

If you wish, we are happy to put you in touch with any of our previous students who experienced our Homestay programs.

Number of Weeks Discount Breakfast & Dinner
1 week 0  2,054
2 weeks  -3%  3,989
3 weeks  -6% 5,809
4 weeks  -9%  7,520
5 weeks  -11% 9,126
6 weeks  -14% 10,632
7 weeks  -16% 12,043
8 weeks  -19%  13,362
9 weeks  -21% 14,594
10 weeks  -23% 15,744
11 weeks  -26% 16,814
12 weeks  -28%  17,808
> 12 per week  -28%  +1,484 / wk
extra night 342 / night

 

FAQ's

Why are Homestays more expensive?

Here’s why:

  • Unique experience
  • Welcomed into a Family
  • Authentic Home Cooked Chinese food
  • Full exposure to Mandarin
  • Higher quality accommodation

This is why over 80% of our students choose to live with a homestay. Your Chinese will progress faster but also your quality of living is that bit higher.

Do I share with another student?

No you will be the only student at the homestay.

This gives you all the exposure you need to improve your Mandarin and build bonds.

If I want, can I stay with my friend at the same homestay?

We can arrange this for you yes.

Communicate with us and we try to arrange this. We do advise that one student per homestay is the best way to take advantage of this language learning opportunity though.

Do I have to eat the Homestay Breakfast and Dinner every day?

No but be aware your family will assume you will be at home for these meals, so make sure to communicate with them beforehand so they know the situation if you’re not going to be home.

How do I overcome the language barrier?

Talk, talk, talk. Practice, practice, practice.

These tricky situations are what will define your progression in Mandarin. Avoid them, and you are avoiding living the language.

It’s essential you get stuck, get annoyed, and get edgy, but you will always find a way around it.

How do I get to LTL from my homestay?

Your homestay family will assist you on day 1, after that you’ll find a route whether it be via bike, walking or public transport.

There’s always the option of a taxi as well!

Can I lock my bedroom door?

Yes.

Is there air-con and heating for hot/cold days?

All homestay households are equipped with both air-con and heating.

What is the food like?

We love the food so don’t worry about that!

Homemade dumplings, noodles, different kinds of meats and vegetables and much more. The cuisine is delightful and we are convinced you won’t be disappointed even if you have allergies or don’t eat meat! China caters for all.

Can I request a smoke free homestay?

Of course. We will cater for whatever you need when selecting your homestay family.

Will I be able to wash my clothes?

Yes of course that’s no problem. Each homestay is equipped with washing facilities.

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