We have been hosting with ASSIST for two years. We started as weekend hosts and then moved on to medium and long term hosting. It has been a really positive experience and we have enjoyed having the opportunity of getting to know people from different countries and cultures. With some we have become good friends and have continued to keep in touch after they have moved on.
We had some concerns when we started that it might be a bit overwhelming and have a big impact on our family life, but all the people we have hosted have been very respectful of our space and our home, and have fitted in very well.