I’d lived there since 2015 and although I’ve left the place, I always miss the warmth and care provided by the people there. To me, the 4 years there was much more than a homestay experience. Over the years, I started to feel like the homestay has become my home. I feel like these friendly people have become a part of my family and I also feel as if they include me a part of theirs too. Most importantly, I personally believe that one reason behind my adequate academic performance in school is the fact that I feel “at home”. I just feel very natural there, surrounded by friendly people who would help me whenever I go through difficulties no matter the circumstances. I also like the amount of freedom they allow us to have, yet still care a lot for our well-being and safety. The neighborhood there is also something I appreciate a great deal. There are facilities to exercise, as well as a great nature walk. Whenever my parents come to visit me, we often go to exercise at that park. Also, there is a small grass field with soccer goal posts. And it is that same field where I got to make friends with people who would later become some of my best friends. There are also times where we get to know the neighbors, who sometimes join our soccer games. Throughout the years there, I had made many friends as well as learned a lot of valuable life skills, which is a lot more than I ever expected from a homestay. Hence I feel very proud and honored to have been a part of it for a few years and more than willing to share my story with others.