Looking for a cultural and English exchange staying with our family in the centre of Hanoi city, Vietnam



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    Dear friends,
    We are young, open-minded people. We all would like to make friend, learn and practise more English, exchange cultures with friends from over the world. Therefore, We will welcome foreigners, especially who speak English to our family to experience every-day life of one Vietnamese family, enjoy accommodation for free and take part in picnics with us at weekend. We also hope to have a chance to learn more about your culture and practide our English more frequently.

    My family has 3 members: My mother- in-law, my husband and I. My mother- in-law retired and now stays at home cooking for the family. My husband and I are working in Hanoi city. I am working for an import-export company so I can speak English rather fluently. We are all well educated and friendly. My house is located in the center of Hanoi city, convenient to reach famous places for tourists. We have 4 bedrooms, 01 living room, 01 kitchen and 3 bathrooms well equipped and comfortable. We will spend 01 room free for you (1-2 people). I believe that you will have a memorable time with our family and interesting experiences of cultures, people, foods and landscapes of Vietnam.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living with us, you can see how a Vietnamese family live, can see the typical day of us. We will cook traditional Vietnamese foods for you to show you a part of our cultures. While talking with us, we can exchange our cultures, history, travelling experiences,... and will have a lot of fun as we are very humorous people. We can also give you some good advices on amazing places to visit in Hanoi or in Vietnam, special foods to try or any other things you want to know. We are aslo very happy to help you with your troubles if you need.

  • Help


    - Teach English at our home
    - Share the household works and cooking
    - Do some charity work with us if any (go to the suburban to teach children English)
    - Be friend with us to share hobbies, cultures, out-door activities

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have one free room on the 4th floor for 1-2 people with one bed, one wardrobe, hot water, wifi, fans. The bathroom is right outside the room
    - TV cable and kitchen with fridge, foods are for free using in the second floor.
    - The ground floor is for garage.
    - The third floor is for our family's rooms.
    - The 5th floor is for washing and drying clothes. We have a washing machine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is quite near the center of Hanoi, such as Hoan Kiem lake, Ho Tay lake and the old town. You can reach Hoan Kiem lake, rail station with only 20 minutes by car, 30 minutes by bus or 40 minutes by bike. Our location is in walking distance (~900m) to several bus stations to go around the city or even go to other provinces such as Ha Long Bay, Bac Ninh province, Bat Trang pottery Village, Sapa, Ha Giang... Traffic is very convenient. You can also use our bicycle to go to local markets, supermarkets, and other attractions (local temple, Quoc Tu Giam temple, Vincom center shopping mall...) nearby.

    We would like you to spend 1-2 hours in the daytime and 2 hours in the evening on teaching us English and discussing, exchanging our cultures. Therefore, you will have quite a lot of free time in the daytime for discovering Hanoi and landscapes around Hanoi. We will advise you the places and how to reach there. When come back home in the evening, we will share the dinner and after 1-2 hours learning English, we may watch a film, sing or go out depending on the mood.

    Besides, we also expect you will spend your Sunday going with us to my hometown which is about 25 km far away from Hanoi to teach English to Vietnamese children . We have 4 groups of 10-12 children for each with ages from 5 to 11 who are our ralatives, neighbours and children living in my hometown. They love to learn English with foreigners and would like you to help them practise English. They are very lovely, cute and I think you will must have a lot of fun while teaching them. We also have books for the children to learn, so you just need to follow the book's content to teach and play with the kids.

    We have a car and we love travelling so if the we have free time, we can organize a picnic, charity work (if any) or traveling trip together to help you learn more about our country's landscapes, Vietnamese people and cultures.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 477825997823