Become a Host Family,
and exchange your culture with locals
to make the world a happier place with us!

HelloWorld creates “studying abroad in the city” programs that connect foreigners living in Japan with Japanese students who cannot study abroad in a traditional way because of time and money issues.
Foreigners from about 200 countries live in Japan and can help Japanese students practice the English they learn in school, explore different cultures, and inspire them to know more about the world.
At HelloWorld, we want everyone to have a friend in every country to say “hello”, making the world more united and peaceful for all.

Being a host family is as easy as sharing your everyday life!

Simple activities like cooking meals together, playing board or card games, or walking in your neighborhood provide new experiences for guests as well as plenty of opportunities for English conversation.

Other possible activities can include beach combing, attending sports events, exploring tourist areas, going on hikes, enjoying music, and more.

Activity budget

Minimum activity budget for a 1 night (24 hour) hosting program

Please note that the Activity Budget may be higher than above based on different needs for the programs.

Response from host families


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay not to be able to speak Japanese?
Yes, it is fine.
Although not all children can speak English, The purpose of HelloWorld Home Stay is to enjoy trying new things and learning something in English, so please feel free to have conversations with the guests using gestures and have fun.
Can I participate for a one day program instead of over night due to unavailability of a guest room ?
Of course! We would love to have you for our day-time activities!

Host Team Members

Host Team Manager