"Homestay" accommodation is very popular, especially among newly arrived students because it provides an opportunity to learn about the lifestyle of the country they are coming to. Institutions have a list of families that can host foreign students. Meals are generally included in the price, but there can also be options without meals, where the student takes care of their daily diet.
Single or shared rooms are offered, and the rates can vary significantly. Stays in family homes are often provided for younger students and those taking short language courses. In many cases, students are treated as another family member. However, they are expected to adapt to the family's lifestyle and meals and to accept the house rules.