In Paris, half board amounts to €1,075 per month on average, no tax payable.
This remuneration is without limit, provided the room or rooms are located in the apartment, which must be the principal residence of the host family, as long as owner or tenant.
The host family is free to offer other options according to her convenience:
The room, which should have a window, should be comfortable and clean. It must be furnished with a bed, bedside table, wardrobe, table, chair, linen, rug if necessary, etc.
Foreign students, usually 18 to 22 years old, come from over 65 countries around the world to learn our language and discover our civilization. They take courses at the Sorbonne, language schools, and international business schools, but also in the hotel industry, fashion, etc.
In general, students come from wealthy, well-educated backgrounds. They seek total immersion in the home of a French family to practice the language daily, discover and experience the culture, and become part of a family whom they often befriend, stay in touch with, and return to visit.
On another note, this homestay reassures students’ families, who see their children leave (with heavy hearts) to go for the first time to a distant country, a large capital, the unknown, etc.