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Practice in almost every language and in almost every country

Our travelers offer language practice in lots of different languages, including:

  • English language speaking practice
  • French language speaking practice
  • Spanish language speaking practice
  • German language speaking practice
  • Japanese language speaking practice
  • Portugese language speaking practice

Also Asian, Arabian, African and many other languages are in our portfolio, just search for the right language and the right country to find the traveler that can help you out!.

Become a multilingual global citizen

Are you uncomfortable speaking in another language? Do you need to speak multiple languages because of work? Are you running your own hotel, B & B or campsite with foreign tourists? Or do you want to add more languages to your repertoire? Practice is the key to solving each of these problems! Looking for Italian language practice? Or do you want to practice your Spanish?

No problem, Hovos can help you.

Advanced language practice with native speakers in exchange for meals and accommodation


Are you studying a new language and need to opportunity to practice speaking?

What could be better than practicing a language with native speakers in the comfort of your own home? It's proven that a good command of a language comes from practicing, over and over again. Real conversations with natives, immersing yourself in a language and hearing/reading the words that native people use, will best bridge the gap between an average speaker and an expert. It is experience that makes the difference. Hovos offers you this possibility by sending travelers right to your door, in exchange for meals and accommodation.

Wins from this experience

Learning new languages means growing and developing as an individual. It gives you the opportunity to express yourself and perhaps even more importantly, to understand others. Our travelers can help you open up a whole new world.

Travelers interested in language practice

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Are you passionate about languages and seeing the world? How about sharing your knowledge of your native language in exchange for the trip of a lifetime?

Hovos enables you to earn accommodation and food during your travels, while enriching the lives of your hosts everywhere you go.

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Free sim card for new signups!

Hovos proudly presents the Hovos Travel Sim. Stay in contact with friends and family with a global sim for fair prices and reduce roaming costs by up to 95%.
  • Free incoming calls in over 95 countries, coverage in 200 countries
  • Low cost calls, data & SMS worldwide - reduce roaming fees by up to 95%
  • Once your travel SIM arrives you can add data bundles
  • Can be used as a data SIM for iPads and tablets
  • 4G SIM works in any unlocked handset and is compatible with all SIM sizes
  • Keep your existing number using our Virtual Numbers service

Wins from this experience

As a Hovos Traveler you will exchange your language expertise , but you will also learn how to live abroad with another family far away from your familiar surroundings. You will gain insight into their lifestyle and traditions and perhaps even learn a new language yourself! It's a win-win situation for both sides.

Hosts that need help with language practice.

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What is the cost to sign up as a Host or Traveler?

Traveler Membership: $10/Year This gives them full access to all hosts as well as a FREE Travel SIM. However, they can create an account for free so they can start ‘favoriting hosts’ and build their profile - but advanced features such as contacting hosts will be unavailable until they become members.

Host Membership: $0/Year It is free for hosts to sign up and they can begin contacting travelers immediately.

The advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members could build up more trust by adding their mobile phone and passport.

Are you interested in different types of work?

If you’re not interested in a language exchange or you need help with a different type of project, there are many other categories available. Once you sign up, you can select as many different categories as you like.

Hovos offers animal care, help with art projects, gardening, internet support, tourist support and many other options!