At each port of call, Participating Youths (in pairs or more and mixed nationalities) would be attached to a local family for 3 days, 2 nights. Throughout the entire duration of the homestay programme, foster families will bring Participating Youths around places of interest and provide key insights into local life.
The homestay program is possibly one of the best selling point of SSEAYP. After all, you could travel to any of the ASEAN countries easily enough. But the opportunity to stay with a local family, interact with them and learn about their culture first hand is rare.