Reflections from Founder, Patty Brownlee
2020 marks 20 years in business for Global Immersions, Inc! Over the past twenty years, Global Immersions has provided thousands of successful homestay experiences to visitors of all ages from around the globe. We have become the leader of quality homestay services in Boston!
Our services have grown from individuals attending language schools in the beginning years to providing homestay services and customized programs for any international visitor, including groups, coming to Boston. Each group program is designed to meet the needs of the client and can accommodate up to 100 students per group.
The overall mission is to provide a positive homestay experience for visitors and hosts. Global Immersions Homestay distinguishes itself in the industry with high quality standards and a commitment to building cultural awareness and fostering global understanding. We are dedicated to the advancement of intercultural living and learning opportunities that provide an in-depth understanding of U.S. culture.
The Global Immersions Homestay host network reflects the fabric and diversity of Boston which enhances the immersion experience and provides an in-depth understanding of U.S. culture. Our hosts are dedicated to providing an enriching experience including a safe and comfortable home. Many of our hosts have been in our network for years and we value each and every one of our hosts and the relationship shared. Our team is grateful for the outstanding services and experiences they continue to provide for our visitors.
2020 has been bittersweet. The business and all programs were brought to a halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we reflect back and celebrate our accomplishments, we are concerned for the health and safety of all our hosts and homestay family around the globe during the crisis. I will continue to monitor, follow all guidelines and when it is safe and allowed, Global Immersions Homestay will reopen to welcome new visitors.
Thank you to each and every person around the globe who has supported, partnered and cheered us on. It has been an exciting, intercultural rollercoaster ride over the years! One that is never predictable however always rewarding to know that we are able to help foster, promote and further cross-cultural understanding. My team and I look forward to providing many more positive homestay experiences and to welcoming new visitors to Boston and our homestay programs!
Stay safe and healthy!