Of course, on the flip side, your homestay experience could be a disaster. You may not take to your host family, or they might not take to you. You may find communication to be impossible, their daily habits too bizarre, and your time with them to be unbearable. While there are many, many good homestay experiences, there is an occasional homestay disaster.
So how can you mitigate the any problems that might arise out of your Eastern European homstay experience? Communication, above all, is the most essential element to any successful homestay. The second element is respect. Have respect for the family who has welcomed you into their (probably cramped) apartment and show this respect by being a good guest. Third, follow the