What are the general standards for staying as a guest with Ojisu?
Think of it this way, how would you want someone to behave if they were staying in your home? Ojisu and our hosts expect our guests to respect hosts and hosts’ homes. This includes cleaning up after yourself, being kind to all tenants, not being too loud, etc.
Do I need to provide anything to host families other than the stipend?
Just an open mind!
Expectations regarding respecting host privacy:
It is expected that you fully respect the privacy and living quarters of your homestay host.
Guests must give hosts private time and private space. That includes, not entering their room, bathroom, etc without permission and not harassing them.
The use of any camera or video recording or monitoring of host or guest behavior is strictly prohibited. This behavior will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Hosts reserve the right to not disclose personal contact information to guests both during and post homestay.
Expectations regarding discrimination:
Guests may not discriminate against, decline a host, or impose special terms or conditions upon a host based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status.
Hosts may not discriminate against, decline a guest, or impose special terms or conditions upon a guest based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or marital status.