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USA
Orlando
English
From 1040 € / week
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Swiss Floridian host family in Florida, USA - Nicole & Robert

Welcome to Florida.
We are a Swiss-Floridian host family living in Deland, Florida. I am a registered nurse originally from Switzerland but have lived all over the world. My husband is a Floridian IT (Computer) manager and works in Orlando. We have 2 children, born in 1999 and 2013. We do have 1 friendly and clean Chihuahua lady. Our cat is outside at all times/an outdoor cat ;-).
We would love to welcome you and host you in our cozy home. I have traveled around the world 3 times and do speak 6 languages. I helped out in 3rd. world countries after Tsunamis, worked with street children in Cartagena, Colombia, South America. I love the diversity of people, culture, religion, countryside, etc...
We are also fostering abused dogs during a certain time period...
It is very important to be open-minded, see what is out of the box, and learn new cultures and languages.
If you travel, you become a different and better person. You will mature in a different positive way.
Traveling opens your mind, your soul, and your heart.
I want to give everybody this unique experience and opportunity, which they will always remember and will most definitely not learn at school.

  • Houseold:
  • Nicole (Mother )
  • Robert (Father )
  • Lucas (Child • 10 ans)
Max number of hosts at the same time:
2 people
  • Accept:
  • 10-18 years old (girl - boy)
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adult (woman - man)
  • Senior (woman - man)
  • Couple
  • Groups and families

OUR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY """RATES"""" VARY, depending on the needs and plans of our guests/students.
PRIOR TO ACCEPTING A BOOKING, WE LIKE TO HAVE A GREET AND MEET ONLINE/video call, get together ;-). This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other, explain our daily routine/adventures, and answer all your questions ;-). We might have to improvise our trips due to hurricanes/tornadoes, and there is also no refund during these events (hurricane, tornado).

Let me know what you need:
- How many meals per day?
- Do you need transportation to and from the airport?
- Do you wish to go on sightseeing trips? What would you like to see? What are you interested in?
- Do you wish to stay in an apartment or in the master suite with a private bathroom?
- Are you staying for a short or long term?
- Are you underage?

The prices you see below are a rough estimate. Therefore, just let me know what you are looking for, and we will try to make it happen :-).
We do have a SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL for students, which includes 3 meals, a master suite with a private bath, sightseeing tours, pick up to/from Orlando/Sanford/Daytona beach airport, laundry, etc.... Please contact me for further information, questions, and concerns.
Thank you sooooooo much ;-)

We only host 1 student at a time.

If you would like to take English lessons, I need to know prior to your booking, at what level you are ( A-B or C )??? What would you like to focus on??? Conversation??? Reading? Writing? Pronunciation?? etc....

Proposed activities:

A typical day with us

We had students/guests of all ages, from all over the world.
I will always dedicate myself and my time to our international guests 100%. It will be one-on-one :-).
Please be aware that sometimes I still need to take time for our personal business...
We do have an Airbnb/Condo by the beach that I clean from time to time. This cozy place is also beneficial for your child/student as they can use the resort pool and hot tub with a front view of the beach :-)....

With our international students, we explore the Floridian life, go on adventurous excursions to historical places, observe wildlife, visit different beaches, lighthouses, national parks, springs, go shopping, etc......
English will be spoken at all times. Besides English, I also speak Italian, French, Spanish, and German.

One very important thing about our students.
We are a neutral family, spending a lot of quality time with the student and are very open-minded. We often earn the student's trust, which leads to deep, serious, and important conversations. Sometimes we have conversations where parents are not even aware of their child's personal problems or struggles. We, as a host family, have plenty of time to talk with the student about their school issues/bullying, parents' divorce/love relationships, etc....
We never ever force a conversation on our students. We are here to help and listen :-).

We offer:
- Transportation to and from Orlando/Sanford/Daytona Beach airports
- Planning and carrying out private trips to exciting and adventurous places/beaches/springs. Watch out for Floridian wildlife like dolphins, alligators, wild boars, and many more..., visit historical, local places, and much, much more ;-).
- Entrance fees to all sightseeing places
- Planning and carrying out daily activities and trips during your child's stay.
- Room (master suite with private bath)
- Full board = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (including picnic/restaurant)
- 24-Hour Care
- English will always be spoken with the student
- Laundry as needed
- Access to beach pool/hot tub

""""About our excursions/sightseeing trips....."""
Sometimes, parents ask me about the sightseeing trips. Where do you take my child??? What are you doing? Where are you going ??? etc...
My answer: please understand that I do not want to reveal all my secrets ;-)….. I want it to be a surprise, an excitement, something unknown. I want to instigate curiosity in humans again ;-). In today's world, you just go on Google Maps/YouTube and there it is ;-) ... No more goosebumps needed, no more excitement or surprises as everything (nearly everything) is on the internet... That's why I do not want to reveal all my tours and places we will visit ;-).
Just trust me, okay ??? ;-) ;-)....

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
    We have a sweet, quiet and clean Chihuahua lady. Her name is Luna. We also have 1 outdoor cat.
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    5 min from our home

Paid options organized by the family

Our weekly and monthly rates vary, depending on the needs and plans of our guests/students.
. How many meals per day do you need?
. Do you need transportation to and from the airport?
. Do you wish sightseeing trips?
. Do you wish to stay in an apartment or in the master suite with a private bathroom?
. Are you staying short or long-term?
The prices you see are a rough estimate. Therefore, just let me know what you are looking for and we will try to make it happen :-).
We do have a special package deal for students, which includes 3 meals, room, sightseeing tours, pick up from the airport, laundry, etc.... Please contact me for further information.

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Paid activities
  • Beach drive/Daytona / Tour 'NASCAR' RACE
  • Explore island, boat ride = wildlife observation
  • Tour of Deland
  • Spring/ Wildlife refugee, Visit Museum
  • Outlet Shopping, City, Lake walk Orlando
  • Tamoka State Park, Canoe ride, beach
  • 3-4 Springs, wild Monkeys, and glass-boat ride
  • Spring, Sanford city walk, Mall
  • Dolphins in wild (not guaranteed), wildlife (drive), small hike
  • Lighthouse view, drive beach, hike dunes
  • Historical city, St Augustine, lighthouse
  • 3 springs, swim, manatee watch= if season
  • Sport Camps
  • YMCA
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Orlando/ Sanford/ Daytona Airport

Comments of previous guests

Susanne

séjour de 2 semaines et demi

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  • 5/5
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  • Susanne
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  • on May 11, 2023

Séjour incroyable, fantastique, magnifique ! Accueil chaleureux, enthousiaste, encadrement au top ! Notre fils Yannaël a pu visiter toute la région, tout voir dans la région: en somme la vie américaine au quotidien avec toute la famille, y compris avec le fils de 11 ans qui a été adorable. Nicole prend son rôle très au sérieux et est vraiment à l'écoute. Super expérience !!!

ERIC

J’ai eu la chance cet été de

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  • 5/5
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  • Eric
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  • on Oct 10, 2018

Je suis la fille d'Eric et j’ai eu la chance cet été de passer 2 super semaines en séjour linguistique chez Nicole et Robert. J’ai été accueillie encore bien mieux que je ne m’y attendais. Pendant ces 2 semaines, Nicole et Robert ont été très attentionnés, à mes petits soins et je me suis sentie comme chez moi. Pas un seul jour je ne me suis ennuyée, ils m’ont fait découvrir leur ville et ses environs par le biais de plusieurs activités, accro-branche, promenades, plages, zoo, visites etc... je garde donc un souvenir inoubliable de cette super expérience qui est à vivre une fois dans sa vie. N’hésitez donc pas à passer un séjour chez eux, rares sont les personnes aussi accueillantes, bienveillantes et chaleureuses comme Nicole, Robert et leurs enfants.

ERIC

Séjour Août 2018

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  • 5/5
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  • Eric
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  • on Oct 10, 2018

Ma fille de 17 ans a séjourné 15 jours dans cette famille. Ce fut pour elle une excellente expérience, aussi bien pour la langue que pour la découverte de la région. La famille s'est occupée pleinement d'elle comme si c'était sa propre fille. De la prise en charge à l'aéroport jusqu'au départ, ma fille était très bien encadrée et en totale sécurité. Par ailleurs, pour avoir rencontré cette famille à la fin de son séjour, j'ai pu constater l'accueil chaleureux et les qualités humaines exceptionnelles de cette famille. Assurément une expérience inoubliable....

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