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December 29, 2014 by Homestay for Life

 

Yabin from China

 

My friend Yamin and I lived in one of Don’s places three years ago when I came to New York for the first time; we became lifelong friends afterwards. He and his wife are very nice to their home guests. They show them around and invite them to their events and parties. They make us feel like home in this big city. Don and his wife were very warm and hospitable and yes they have the best Italian food ever for dinner. Don and Tatiana are more like family to us now after three years. They are like a family and life-relationship adviser to us. I always come to Don and talk about my personal issues and he always gives me good advice. If you are looking for a nice reasonable place to stay and also good friends as a bonus, this is your best choice!!!

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Dmitry from Azerbaijan

I stayed with Tatiana and Don, the lovely couple was wonderful and I had one of the best times in my life. Both of them continuously try to do everything for you so that you will feel comfortable and adapt quickly to New York living. Moreover, they always invite you to participate in many events and activities they plan weekly. I met so many new friends. Especially Tatiana won my heart with her unique and sunny personality. I have never thought that I could have a second mom. Большое спасибо за замечательное время, Tat! And of course many thanks to Don! I am very, very happy to have such a knowledgeable, humorous and helpful friend in America. Don, I am waiting for you and Tatiana in Azerbaijan. It would be a pleasure for you to visit me. To keep it short: There is no better place to stay in New York. Goodbye to my favorite family.

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Trinh from Vietnam

Tôi cảm thấy rất may mắn vì biết đến Don và Tatiana. Mùa hè năm 2014, tôi có chuyến thực tập kéo dài ba tháng ở New York, khi ấy tôi rất lo lắng về chi phí ăn ở đắt đỏ ở đó. May mắn là Don và Tatiania đã tạo điều kiện cho tôi lưu trú tại một căn nhà có điều kiện tốt ở Hartsdale với giá cả phải chăng. Thị trấn này rất đẹp và thanh bình, xung quanh nhà tôi ở có rất nhiều nhà hàng, đi bộ cũng chỉ vài phút, có cả 1 nhà hàng Việt Nam nữa. Thành phố White Plains khá lớn, cũng chỉ cách đây 5 phút lái xe. Tôi đến công ty thực tập bằng xe bus hoặc tàu điện, và cứ đến cuối tuần tôi lại bắt chuyến tàu đi Manhattan (mất khoảng 40 phút). Don và Tatiana cực kỳ thân thiện, họ đối xử với tôi như con gái ruột vậy. Họ luôn tạo cho người khác cảm giác thoải mái và được chào đón, hoan nghênh. Họ luôn dành thời gian đưa bạn đi thăm thú khắp nơi để làm quen với môi trường mới. Mỗi khi có dịp, họ tập họp mọi người lại với nhau, đi ăn uống rất vui vẻ, và nhờ vào những dịp này, tôi đã có cơ hội gặp gỡ quen biết nhiều người bạn đến từ khắp nơi trên thế giới (các cuộc hội họp này còn vui hơn gấp bội vì khi ấy đang diễn ra World Cup!). Tính đến nay thì mùa hè năm ấy là mùa hè tuyệt vời nhất trong đời, tôi không hề hối tiếc khi đã chọn Don và Tatiana.

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Smita from India

I had a really good time in New York City this past summer. It was the first time ever that I traveled overseas. All I can say is that it was a tremendous opportunity to meet new people, experience a lot of new things, and enjoy a wonderful trip to New York City. I contacted Don and after explaining my situation to him he immediately recommend I stay at Solange’s home in Astoria. Everything at her home was perfect. It was very comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly and you easily feel like your home. Petya is a lovely person who received me with a warm welcome and was always trying to make my stay more enjoyable. I also had the chance to meet other young people who were staying in New York City. It was a wonderful experience I had there at Solange’s. Staying at a homestay is definitely one of the best ways to discover new places, meet new people, and indulge in the culture. And if you need a friend that you can trust in New York, Don is your man !

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Magdalena from Portugal

 

I felt very welcomed upon meeting Petya and Don. Petya was very flexible time-wise in meeting me when my flight was delayed for five hours. Claudia was my host family. Don placed me at this location because I speak a little English and Claudia is from Brazil. Claudia was very accommodating and made me feel very welcome. She maintains a very peaceful and clean home. The neighborhood is nice and quiet. It is only a ten-minute walk to the nearest train station and a thirty-minute commute to midtown Manhattan. The room has two twin beds and ample closet and drawer space. I was in the process of looking for an apartment in the city, so I stayed six weeks. Claudia has a TV for you, Wi-Fi and a laundry room. I’ve never stayed with a homestay before; however, if you have to stay in someone’s home in Queens, Claudia’s home is a great place to stay

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Irais from Belize

I still remember the first day when I arrived in New York and met Don for the first time. Even though we first met, Don welcomed me with open arms just like an old friend. He brought me a map of the New York City subway and explained everything easily so I could understand. The house was located just two minutes from the subway station, and there were supermarkets, banks, mobile phone centers and places to grab food right outside my doorstep. It is a friendly and lively neighborhood where you can see children sledding with their families on a snowy day. I was hosted by a lovely Russian girl by the name of Mariana, who was very hospitable and kind to me.

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Yamin from China

I stayed at one of Don’s locations and I was completely absent of a complaint. Not one complaint? That’s right! You see, Don doesn’t give problems a chance to root; he’s proactive and he continually scans the landscape to ensure that his host / hostess and guest are fully satisfied and at ease. This requires a delicate balance of compassion and understanding. He never forgets that every coin has two sides; each requires polishing. Most importantly, I felt at ease interacting with Don. Even though he knew I was desperate for a rental space, he never put pressure on me to take the space or face living at Grand Central Station. That quality spoke volumes about his personality: always accommodating, never aggressive. Don’s patience and professionalism sealed the deal more than my being offered a great space at a very reasonable price. I was supremely impressed by his knowledge of the rental market. I was dealing with a highly polished and sharp professional. Don is The Man! After meeting Don in person, I remained convinced that he insists on taking a personal interest in his guest’s comfort, safety, and peace of mind. This he proved time and again, from traveling a long distance to serve as a translator when needed to calling me periodically to ensure that all was well.

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Raghda from Mogadishu

Hi, Tatiana and Don. It was a great opportunity to get to know you and spend a wonderful time together. You are an amazing couple. I really enjoyed being part of your family. From the moment that I arrived, I felt that I was at home and belonged with you. You have a beautiful home and I had never celebrated Christmas before. After seeing all the gifts under the tree, I truly believe in Santa Claus. Thank you for always including me in your homestay activities, parties and weekend day trips. I made many new friends, thanks to you, that I will cherish and keep in touch with. It was very difficult saying goodbye, but after all the memorable moments and new experiences, I know in my heart that I will be back to see you guys, hopefully soon. Thank you, Tatiana and Don.

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Taichi from Kuala Lumpur

I had a very good time living with Don and Tatiana. They treated me like a son. They made sure I enjoyed myself. We often watched movies, ate dinners with many international friends, went sightseeing and had parties at home. Thanks to Don and Tatiana, I made so many new friends from all over the world. I am convinced if you stay at Don’s house, you will have a memorable experience that you will cherish for many years. I think it’s safe to say that Don and Tatiana are my Papa-san and Mama-san for life. I will surely miss them and hope to return to see them soon.

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Akiko from Okinawa

I had a really good time in New York City this past summer. It was the first time ever that I traveled overseas. All I can say is that it was a tremendous opportunity to meet new people, experience a lot of new things, and enjoy a wonderful trip to New York City. I contacted Don and after I explained my situation to him, he immediately recommended I stay at Solange’s home in Astoria. Everything at her home was perfect. It was very comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly and you easily feel like you’re home. Petya is a lovely person who received me with a warm welcome and was always trying to make my stay more enjoyable. I also had the chance to meet other young people who were staying in New York City. It was a wonderful experience I had there at Solange’s. Staying at a homestay is definitely one of the best ways to discover new places, meet new people and indulge in the culture. And if you need a friend that you can trust in New York, Don is your man !

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Hiroe from Tokyo

I only stayed fifteen days but I had a great time with Don and Tatiana. The house is very clean and comfortable. I love their house so much. You can take the train called the Metro North to go to Manhattan. It takes 20 to 35 minutes depending on peak and off-peak. I stayed such a short time but they took me to parties several times and I made a lot of friends there. And they held a welcome party for me. I was really happy then. You never feel lonely. I recommend you to stay with them!

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Marco from Italy

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the PERFECT host!! Definitely the best available on the internet!! This gentle, kind, nice, polite woman is the best you may ever find in New York. Her house is warm, the atmosphere is always happy, and it makes you feel at home. Yeah, that’s it. Petya’s house is your family house in New York. Nothing is better than this. You share the space with cool and interesting people! She has many locations all around the Big Apple, but let me say a few words about her house in Queens. The location is wonderful. You’re in Astoria (Queens) two minutes from the subway station that will bring you to Manhattan in ten minutes or less. The biggest advantage of living in Astoria is that everything costs half the price compared to Manhattan!! Restaurants, supermarkets, bars, stores… everything is cheaper!! As soon as I get to New York again, I’ll go visit Petya and hopefully I’ll stay at that house once more. I would definitely recommend this fantastic woman!! I love her and I will never forget the time spent by her side… THANK YOU PETYA. YOU’RE SPECIAL!!

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Svetlana from Romania

Everything was great. Don’s location was just like he promised in the photos. It was the perfect place to stay in NYC. It’s a very good location in ASTORIA. Easy access to New York City by subway and the neighborhood is safe, clean, very quiet all day and friendly neighbors. A+! The house was very comfortable conveniently located near a Laundromat, grocery stores, the subway and tasty local eateries. My host Hélio is a very good one. He is a very kind considerate person. He was always willing to help me if I had any questions or problems. If I ever go back to New York, I’ll try to stay at Don’s place again =)

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Aashini from Pakistan

I stayed with Don and Tatiana for three months and I had a very pleasant experience. Tatiana plays and teaches cello, and Don is a High School Special Education teacher. They are both very friendly, easygoing and fun to be around. They treat you like a member of their family, helping you to find your way around NYC, taking you for a big American Sunday breakfast (the biggest breakfast I’ve ever had in my life!) and watching movies in the evening. They have a beautiful, clean and very comfortable home with lovely decor. It is located in a very convenient location, close to many good grocery shops (Trader Joe’s with healthy lifestyle options, which personally was my favorite!), pharmacy, T-Mobile, Best Buy, both Chase and TD Banks, and also quite a few nice places to eat out (Chinese restaurant, burger place etc.). Hartsdale is a lovely, quiet and safe community and it only takes 5 to10 minutes on the bus or train to get to the center of White Plains. I would definitely recommend Don’s and Tatiana’s beautiful suburban home for its high standards and friendliness.

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Euan from Scotland

Petya was great: Always responded promptly to text messages and was willing to work with you if you had any problems. Elio, the host at this particular location, is very kind and gracious. The room is medium-size, but definitely sufficient for one person. The apartment is walking distance to 30th Avenue, where they have tons of great Greek restaurants and stores which Astoria is known for. The 30th Avenue Subway (N, Q lines) is conveniently only a Five-minute walk from the apartment as well, and the M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport is about a fifteen-minute walk. There is a commercial area around the corner with a local grocery store, beauty salon, laundromat, flower shop, restaurants and a bank. All in all, it was a very convenient location and I would definitely recommend it.

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Max from Uzbekistan

I really enjoyed staying with Don and Tatiana because it was perfect for me in several respects: The house is very nice and big as well as comfortable and clean. I found everything I needed and had no issues at all. Its location was perfect for me, as my work was just a twenty-minute car ride away. It also does not take long to get to Manhattan. There is a bus station nearby from which you can go to the White Plains train station or Manhattan. Hartsdale train station is within walking distance too. Furthermore, there is a variety of stores of different kinds (grocery store, drugstore, pharmacy, dry cleaner,) within a three-minute walking distance as well, which is very convenient. Just for the sake of completeness, I experienced that area as very secure. White Plains itself also has a lot of stores, bars and restaurants. What I liked most about my stay was the overwhelming hospitality and friendliness of Don and Tatiana, who really care for their guests and invite them to join the numerous social activities. Often we went out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, attended the New York Philharmonic concerts, had barbecues, watched movies, etc., which are great opportunities to broaden one’s social network, find new friends from all over the world or just to have a good time. I can definitely recommend staying there and I am looking forward to coming back! Thanks for this awesome experience.

 

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Jasmin from Lithuania

Back home after spending three and a half months in New York, I look back at an exciting and great experience. I don’t regret anything and would do it again, especially because Don & Tatiana are such a nice host family. They welcome you very warmly and treat you as a part of their family. Shortly you will meet many friends of theirs. We often went out for dinner or breakfast, watched a movie or went shopping. They are very helpful and love to talk and laugh. Hartsdale was the perfect location for me as I had to go to work and school in Westchester. Manhattan can be easily reached by train. Going out was fun too, either locally in White Plains or in Manhattan. If you stay with Don & Tatiana you can be sure that you will have pleasant memories of your stay in the USA and the house will always be your “home sweet home.” I’m looking forward to seeing them again somewhere in the world.

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Risa from South Korea

 

Although I stayed with Don and Tatiana for just a month, it was a great time! They are so funny, so kind, so sociable, and they cared about me so much. In addition, their home is clean and gorgeous. They also have lots of friends and other homestay guests that I could make many new friends as well. They made my stay in New York happier and more satisfying. I wish I could stay there longer!

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Haruko from Honshu

I spent a month at the Longo’s home in Hartsdale while doing a rotation at New York Medical Hospital. It was a great experience. Not only are they a very welcoming, down to earth, interesting and hospitable family but the home is beautiful, clean and comfortable. The location is great; close to lots of shops, stores, businesses, restaurants and supermarkets. There is a bus stop at the corner which I took me to work and a train station to Manhattan down the street. During my time there, they were hosting some other students from other countries. We all went to the Cheesecake Factory often and always had a really good time. The home is very comfortable and induces a relaxed atmosphere. I had to spend a lot of time studying and they have a nice backyard with a big table under a large tent that I used as my work station. They offered help when my computer wasn’t working. I got expert opinions on my interview attire from Tatiana and she often made me  home cooked meals. (More than I get at my own home!) I really felt like a member of the family. All in all, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Don & Tatiana if you need a place to stay.

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Francesca from Zimbabwe

 

My stay with Don & Tatiana was like being part of their family. They take care of their guests. They helped me to enjoy my time in New York, giving me advice for touring in a country that I didn’t know before, and they were always available if I needed something. Don & Tatiana like to enjoy their free time with their guests, going out to have lunch, dinner, breakfast…everything…where you can eat!!! I’ve also met many young people. They are Don & Tatiana’s friends; all of them are good people, friendly people. I always had a good time. I felt like part of the family. I think it is enough to explain my experience. I will miss them!! (Mommy, daddy…….& sister )

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Jiro from Singapore

 

When I tried to find a homestay family, I read the many positive reviews about Don and Tatiana. I had an amazing time with Don and Tatiana. They are such a happy couple who will instantly make you feel at home. After a month with them, I can proudly call Don my ‘homey’ and Tatiana is like a mother to me in the USA (she also happens to be an excellent cook). The house is in Hartsdale, which is convenient to Manhattan. I didn’t feel the location to be an issue at all, as it has good transportation links. The only problem comes at the end of your stay when you have to say goodbye…! But wait the compliments don’t end here. Three months after being in New York Don planned a fabulous trip to Brussels and Paris for the Christmas holiday and invited past and present homestay guests. We were ten people and had an incredible time. So much fun, I can’t wait until we all meet again. Thank you Don for such a fabulous trip !

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Jean Claude from France

 

For a month, Astoria was my home. Helio was very welcoming. The entire experience came on as a last-minute decision and I needed an immediate response, which Petya gave me. I’m thankful for them both. The room was a good size; the entire place is kept clean; the kitchen I used daily. Within a few blocks I found all the shops for living I needed. Astoria Park is within walking distance. I went there several times a week; it has peaceful and gracious views, and is a great place for a jog. Four blocks to the subway platform, and 10-15 minutes later you’re in Manhattan. Petya kept in contact with me periodically. I found her to be a warm and friendly person. Helio, likewise. He is very easygoing, accommodating and compatible to live with. If I wanted to stop and chat with Helio, he was always available for me. Or if I preferred to be left alone to recharge from an exhausting day, no one bothered me. The home and community have a relaxed atmosphere. My reason for visiting New York City was to experience the culture, the people, the sightseeing and the nightlife. I was lucky I experienced it from Astoria.

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Chizoba From Somalia

Don and his wife have traveled to so many countries and they have had so many guests from all over the world staying at their house and other locations. He knows what the guests need help with, and he tells us to reach out to him at any time if we need help with anything. It was my first time in New York and I didn’t know anyone. However, Don was very kind and thoughtful to introduce me to his former and current homestay guests and some host families. He often invited all of us to have dinner together. I didn’t have a clue as to what my first month in New York would be like. However, I am glad that I chose to stay at one of Don’s homestay locations hosted by Mariana in a nice area of the Bronx. I was able to enjoy New York and experience memorable moments.

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Tatsuya from Okinawa

Everything was perfect. I could not ask for a nicer host family. Since I was here on business doing an internship it was the perfect location for me. It was a working holiday being with Don and Tatiana. We were so close to my job that I took a bicycle to work every day. The neighborhood is ideal for shopping, restaurants, stores and many different types of businesses. Nothing was missing. We often went out for dinner together with other homestay guests from Don’s network of locations. I made many new friends from all over the world. My experience in New York was very memorable and I guarantee that you have a great time with the Longo family.

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Gabriella from Mexico

Solange is an absolutely wonderful host. She is so sweet and welcoming. She is always ready to help me with any kind of questions that I might have. Her apartment is very clean and tidy, and my other two roommates Daisy and Natalia were friendly and nice girls. Everything about my stay has been comfortable and enjoyable. The location was centrally located in the heart of Astoria. Any conceivable thing that you could want is within a few minutes’ walk from the apartment. There was enough to do in Astoria that I would rarely feel the need to commute into Manhattan. However, whenever I did the subway was five-minutes from my door and the commute was fifteen minutes to Grand Central Station. I would definitely stay at one of Petya’s locations again!

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Nadtayanee from Nepal

My homestay was a very nice place to live. It is located in a beautiful suburb of New York called Hartsdale. It is five minutes by bus to White Plains and thirty five-minutes to Manhattan by train. I could not ask for a nicer family to stay with than the Longo family. Don and Tatiana were exceptional hosts. I felt very much at home with them. They treated me better than a daughter. Don called me his little orchard and Tatiana prepared me delicious meals every night. Don helped me find a job in a restaurant and tutored me in English. Every time they went out they brought me along and showed me so many interesting and exciting places in New York. It was a fantastic experience. I love my Big Papa Don !

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Yoram from Bangladesh

Don and Tatiana are the nicest hosts one can ask for. Since I came from Bangladesh to work abroad, they helped me through many inquiries I had during my stay. The room is convenient and the house amenities are of high standards. Although a couple of other guests were staying in the house at the same time, privacy and a cheerful environment were maintained. The Longos live one block away from Central Avenue, which is a main commercial thoroughfare with store after store after restaurant and all types of businesses. Everything you could possibly need was within walking distance of their home. You didn’t need a car for anything. There is a bus stop at the corner which takes you to White Plains in five minutes and ten minutes from the home there is the Metro North train station which takes you to Manhattan in thirty-five minutes. Overall, it is an affordable and great place to stay in the Westchester area.

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Toni from Mozambique

You can’t feel more at home then at Don and Tatiana Longo’s house. I had such a great time with Don and the e homestay team. At Don’s house you get pure entertainment all the time; there is always something going on. It was summer and we went to Manhattan almost every day to sight see and tour. Don and Tatiana provide you with all possible tips on where to go and what to do around New York. Don’t worry about food; Don knows where to go for good and specialty foods and eventually he drives you there too. Thank you very much and hope to see you again!

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Alex from Guatemala

Longo’s homestay is by far is one of the best experiences I had staying away from my home! I want to come back. There will always be a next time, that’s a promise! Mr. Don was superb, not just as a host but also like an Uncle Don. One can’t get any more personalized than that. I now have friends for life. I really loved NYC and it was lovely to stay with such warm people! PS: Don was always the family celebrity…

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Chiyoko from Hokkaido

この夏、私はとても素晴らしい経験をニューヨークでしました。今回が初めての海外でした。全て言えることは、それはたくさんの人々と出会える機会、たくさんのことを経験し、ニューヨークでの素晴らしい旅でした。私の状況をDonに伝えたところ、彼はすぐにAstoriaにあるSelmaの家を紹介してくれました。彼女の家の全てが完璧でした。とても快適で、雰囲気もよく、すぐに自分の家のように感じました。Petyaもとてと素晴らしい方で、私を歓迎してくださり、私の滞在を楽しいものにしてくれました。また、ニューヨークに住んでいる若い人たちにもたくさん会うことができました。Selmaの家で経験できたことは、とても素晴らしいものでした。ホームステイは絶対に新しい場所を見つけたり、たくさんの人と出会ったり、文化に触れたりすることのできる一つの良い方法だと思います。もし、あなたがニューヨークで信頼できる人を探しているのなら、それはDonです!

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Nachiketa from India

I stayed at Petya’s place for around three months and it was an awesome experience. Petya was very gracious and very helpful in ensuring that my stay was as comfortable and happy as possible. Special callouts for her tasty soups and baked items; which she treated us with during our stay made us feel very much at home. The group dinners with other friends and family made me feel like a part of the larger group. The location itself is very good, about a three-minute walk from the N or Q stations and very easy and quick access to Manhattan, with lots of eateries, breakfast places, gyms and grocery stores nearby. The wireless internet connectivity at Petya’s place is also top notch. All in all I wholeheartedly recommend Petya and the places she hosts. Hope your stay is as good as mine

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Celia from Senegal

My Message to celebrate last summer!!! I came in your home, I was so afraid, but you and Tatiana made things easy for me and I felt very comfortable in your home! It was one of the best summers of my life that I will remember forever! You are a nice couple and you introduced me to great people that I cannot forget! I’ll never forget my first trip into Manhattan. If you recall I did not want to go alone but you guys insisted. Tatiana brought me to the station train and told me to take it to the last stop. Then she told me to exit and turn right and walk down 42nd Street to Times Square. Well after I arrived at Grand Central I walked outside and was overwhelmed with the traffic, skyscrapers and the mass of people. I was petrified and my head started spinning and ran back inside and took the next train back to Hartsdale. I was so embarrassed but you guys encourage me to try again and the next day I could not get enough of the magnificence of Manhattan that I spent the entire day walking around. My wish is to come back to see everybody and of course to see you!

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Szuszana from Bosnia Herzegovina

Don and Tatiana are the best hosts ever. They are very nice, friendly and modern and treat you like a family member. They always take you to cafes and restaurants in NYC. They always stay in touch with the previous guests and introduce them to each other so you can easily make friends if you stay with them. Their house is very beautiful and clean. It’s about thirty-five minutes from Manhattan by train. The train station is in walking distance. There are also several shopping opportunities nearby. White Plains is ten minutes by bus and there you can find two huge shopping malls. I strongly recommend Don and Tatiana because they are exceptionally good people, and also their house is extraordinary and in a really nice area.

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Jannik from Germany

Don is an excellent host. He and his wife are both very friendly and they have a really big and beautiful home in a convenient location outside of New York City. Don really takes care of his guests. He’s always taking them to the City, to restaurants, nightclubs, etc. He also makes nice BBQs at his home during the summer months for the extended homestay family. I really can recommend staying with Don when you are looking for more than just a place to sleep!

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Bruna from Bolivia

 

Talking about my experience with the Longo family without emotion is very difficult for me. In the seven months I lived with them while doing an internship I had an amazing and enriching experience. Typically being far away from my family and my home would be difficult but I felt very much at home and a part of the Longo family. They felt like my own parents and they introduced me to many new friends from all over the world. So, if you want to have the same experience without feeling homesick or being far from home, this is the place for you. This is your home!!!

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Mami from Mongolia

Being in New York was amazing and learning English was my goal. Don was an excellent teacher and mentor. He always conversed with me in English and corrected my mistakes. Thanks to Don I improved my English ability He was always patient with me to improve my English day after day. I was very busy working as an intern and sometimes would come home very late. Don treated me like a daughter and made sure I had eaten dinner at work or he would bring home so I would not have to take the bus so late at night. On weekends we would go to Manhattan to listen to jazz or classical concerts. Whenever possible, we would go for sushi dinners together. I really enjoyed his company. I called him Papa Don. My other goal in New York was to find a husband but nobody wanted me.

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Aberash from Uganda

I had a really good time in New York City this past summer. It was the first time ever that I traveled overseas. All I can say is that it was a tremendous opportunity to meet new people, experience a lot of new things, and enjoy a wonderful trip to New York City. I contacted Don and after explaining my situation to him he immediately recommend I stay at Solange’s home in Astoria. Everything at her home was perfect. It was very comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly and you easily feel like your home. Petya is a lovely person who received me with a warm welcome and was always trying to make my stay more enjoyable. I also had the chance to meet other young people who were staying in New York City. It was a wonderful experience I had there at Solange’s. Staying at a homestay is definitely one of the best ways to discover new places, meet new people, and indulge in the culture. And if you need a friend that you can trust in New York, Don is your man !

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Guido from Switzerland

For a person having problems remembering breakfast on the day before, I surely did not forget any moment at Tatiana and Don’s house. Nor all of the group gatherings either! Their homestay family is huge and open for every good soul – a characteristic that feels very heart-warming to a total stranger. This journey of just some weeks was for me the best experience I could have ever imagined. Even though or especially because of that, time passed by as fast as light. (Annotation: Don and Tatiana have many locations and places to stay, so this is a very specific room and house I am talking about.) I was happy about a secure, warm place with company. You know the best thing about Don? He arranges the best gatherings, where the people are filled with energy and pleasure. I was very happy to be with them there and being able to meet new people, later even new friends. It was a great experience and a nice thing to encounter. I could not have gotten a better homestay in New York for my first experience in the American culture. I am happy about my memories and that I had been accepted in this great big family.

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Constanza from Chile

My experience at Don and Tatiana’s was by far the best. It was my first time in this amazing city and I do not regret in the least to have chosen the cozy and lovely home of Don and Tatiana. When I first arrived, they gave me a warm welcome and made me feel like home. They helped me with every little detail that I needed to know and gave me great advice on getting to know the city. The house is gorgeous, with a beautiful backyard surrounded by green trees and squirrels running everywhere. Even though is not located in Manhattan, it has great connectivity to the city. It took me only 30 minutes to get there. After spending a whole day in the city, I loved to get to the house where only the birds or crickets were heard. Don and Tatiana were always planning different activities for us such as dinner parties and road trips so we never got bored or felt lonely. They made me feel part of the family and through them I met amazing people. I got so much more than I thought I would Not only did I make new friends, but also I had the opportunity to visit so many beautiful places like Washington DC and Princeton. I will always remember fondly our long conversations with Mom Tatiana where we shared life stories and laughed over some funny situation that had occurred. I will never forget you guys and know for sure that I will see you again soon. Thank you for everything!

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Zhen from China

Staying with Don and Tatiana is like staying with families. They are very caring and friendly and I had great time with them. Their home is very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is very safe and close to Trader Joes and Marshalls, where you can go shopping within walking distance. Although I did not live in their home, I stayed at one of his other locations closer to the city so that I could use the subway system. This home was hosted by a lovely Brazilian family. They too were very kind and caring to me but my heart belonged to Don. He was my New York Papa. I spent every available moment with the Longo family. Their home was full of life and happiness. You won’t regret living with them, because who doesn’t want to live with a loving family.

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Petrit from Albania

I was in New York for three months and lived in one of Don’s locations near his house in Hartsdale. It’s a great neighborhood adjacent to a commercial street with lots of stores, restaurants and businesses and things to do. On my street corner there is a bus stop that takes you to White Plains in 5 minutes. (White Plains is a mini- Manhattan.) Across the street there is a bus stop that takes you on an express bus to Manhattan in one hour. You can also walk 10 minutes and take the Metro-North Railroad train to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan in 35 minutes. It was a great time to remember and I felt very welcome and comfortable with the family Don placed me with. Don always invited me for dinner or to visit interesting places. Hartsdale is a very nice place to live and I would highly recommend Don’s place as well as his other locations. Thanks for this great time!

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Riccardo from Italy

I stayed in one of Don’s location in Astoria, New York hosted by his niece Petya. The house is very comfortable. It is in a great location. The neighborhood has a little bit ‘of everything. The N & Q subway station is a block away and ten- minutes to Grand Central. The hospitality is excellent. You can meet fun people in the house. The kitchen is well equipped, and there are three different bedrooms to choose from, all very nice and comfortable. The atmosphere of the host and guests are filled with joy and laughter. There is also a comfortable garden. You feel like you are living in a big family. Don and Petya are always available to accommodate all your needs. They enjoy the pleasure of making your new experiences memorable and pleasurable. They often take you around the city in special and traditional places. It was my first time in NYC. I wasn’t home a lot because I studied hard during my stay, but if you come for a vacation it’s really a nice place to come back to after a day. It’s your home away from home. I had a great time!

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Sophie from The Netherlands

Dear, Don and Tatiana, thanks for all the kindness and how you took good care of me. I could not imagine a better stay than with you. I hope we will keep in touch and see each other again soon. Thanks again, Sofie!

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Yiqing from China

三年前我们从中国第一次来到纽约的皇后区,我的朋友雅敏和我住在唐的住宿家庭之一。后来,我们成了最好的朋友。唐和他的妻子塔蒂亚娜他们的寄宿的客人非常友好和包容。他们经常给客人介绍附近的地方,并邀请他们到自己的社交活动,晚宴和派对。他们让我们在这个大都市有家的感觉。唐和他的妻子都非常热情好客,而且塔蒂亚娜做的饭是我吃过的最好的意大利美食。在认识他们三年后,他和他的妻子对我们更像是父母。我们称他为唐爸爸和生活中的关系顾问。当我有问题的时候,我总是希望和唐谈谈,而且他总是给我很好的建议。所以,如果你正在寻找一个很好的舒适和实惠的住宿地点,并收获最好的友谊,这是您最好的选择

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Antoine from France

 

I stayed a month with Don and Tatiana, and although it was my first time in America, they did everything they could to make me feel at ease there. They are both very kind and helpful, and I got to know people from many different countries. We also went out quite often all together. Their house is located is a nice neighborhood, reasonably close to NYC (~33 minutes by train). You also have grocery stores and restaurants at walking distance and nice bars in the city nearby. I’m really glad I chose to stay there and highly recommend to anyone else to do so; you definitely won’t be disappointed!

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Janise from Argentina

 

I had a wonderful time with Tatiana and Don! I came to the US for a three-month internship. As soon I arrived, Tatiana and Don came to pick me up from the airport and brought me home. They live in a very big and beautiful home. Their home is very clean and comfortable and I can also say the same about the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. The couple typically has two or three guests in their home from different countries. It is very nice if you are like me, interested in having contact with people from other countries and cultures. The neighborhood is excellent! Their home is very well located; it is nearby to the Metro-North train station that I could use to go to Manhattan. There are also good supermarkets, pharmacies, department stores, restaurants and other facilities which were very helpful to me. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, which is very good in case you want to rest or study. The home is surrounded by the beauties of nature and the singing of birds. I used to walk around the neighborhood and felt very safe and comfortable. My three months with Tatiana and Don was great! They are very nice and friendly couple. They enjoy spending time with their guests and often host parties for their guests and friends. Tatiana and Don always treated me like a member of the family, not as guest or someone that is just renting a part of their home. I can say this made a world of difference to me. It is not easy to be in a different country without your family and friends. Living together became very easy, fun and adorable because I had the company of my wonderful and forever friends Tatiana and Don! Thank you both for your friendship and for all the humorous conversations and memorable moments we had together. You will be FOREVER in my heart!

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Katika from Budapest

Petya is an amazing host and person! She helped me enjoy my time in New York even before I arrived. She picked me up at the airport, we had lunch and I immediately felt at home! I could rely on her for whatever problem I had. The apartment she placed me in belonged to Juliana. It was very nice and in a perfect location – very close to Manhattan and at the heart of Queens. I definitely recommend both the host and the place! Juliano is a very accommodating host and a wonderful person. I would definitely recommend her place to anyone wanting to travel to New York. She cooks amazing meals, her apartment is great, and so is the neighborhood.

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Jessica from Germany

It was the best idea to book homestay accommodation in a family, especially this family. Don and Tatiana are enormously kind. They help you with all the questions that you have and try to figure out the best way for you. They show you everything and try to help you where they can. The house is full of life. There are always people around to talk to. I learned a lot about different cultures from the other guests in our home and the network of homestay guests that Don introduced me to. Don established contacts with other host families and their guests so we always had dinner together in large groups in different locations. If you are looking for a place where you want to feel at home, then this family is exactly the right one for you. I will always come back to stay with this adorable family.

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Stefan from Bulgaria

When it was time to book a homestay, I stayed at Don’s and Tatiana’s place in Hartsdale for two months and had a really good time there. Don helped me with a lot of things and showed me around (for example, I will never forget the diner he took me to where I had my BEST burger ever.) We often went out for breakfast, lunch or dinner and watched good movies together at night (Don is a man of taste). What I also liked very much is that Don established contacts with other host families and their guests so that it was very easy to get to know a lot of nice people from all over the world. Especially at the BBQ parties at Don’s and Tatiana’s, I got to know many new friends with whom I later explored New York City or did other things. The house is very nice, tidy and clean, and especially the living room is very spacious and cozy. All in all, I am glad I could stay at Don’s and Tatiana’s because both of them made my trip memorable! Thank you guys and see you again sometime.

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Katarzyna from Poland

I had the incredible privilege of staying with Don and Tatyana for two months last January. Don was an absolutely gracious host, and always offered to reach out and help whenever he could. He even offered suggestions for places to visit in White Plains and New York City during my stay, and was in constant communication to ensure that everything was moving along smoothly. I highly recommend Don, and would definitely stay with him again!

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Lyn Linlin from China

The price was good, and so was the company! Don is great, and always willing to help you find what you need, and had plenty of occasions for us to meet up with him and his other guests, which meant I had friends from the moment I arrived. I ended up at one of his many locations really close to a bunch of stores which made grocery shopping easy, and I was only 10 minutes from the place I worked. I stayed for over 10 weeks for my summer internship and it was a real joy. If you’re thinking of staying at Don’s, you’ll be in good hands. When I go New York again, I’ll plan to see Don and his wife because they were just that great.

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Verena from Austria

Diva is one of Don and Tatiana’s many partners in hosting students. She is one of the nicest hosts one can ask for. She helped me through many inquiries I had during my stay. My room was large, tastefully furnished and the house amenities are of high standards. Although a couple of other students were staying in the house at the same time privacy and a cheerful environment was always maintained. Diva is a very nice and a caring single mom who loved to cook for me. I lived one block from Central Avenue; which is a main commercial thoroughfare with stores, restaurants and all types of businesses. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance of her home. You didn’t need a car for anything. There is a bus stop at the corner which takes you to White Plains in five minutes and ten minutes from the home there is the Metro North train station which takes you to Manhattan in thirty-five minutes. Overall, it is an affordable and great place to stay in the Westchester area.

 

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Gina from Addis Ababa

I stayed for two months at Lady Crueza’s place. I had tons of work and studying to do and the place was perfect for that, very quiet and peaceful. Lady Crueza is a very polite and a helpful woman. She was very concerned about my well-being and always pampered me. Petya, who came around often to see how I was doing, was very warm and welcoming as well. I really appreciated that she accommodated me at a very short notice. The place is perfectly located in the heart of Astoria, a very vibrant neighborhood filled with restaurants, stores, cafes, banks and stores. The subway is a two-minute walk from the apartment. There are coffee shops, restaurants, and laundromats all within walking distance. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Gaye from Turkey

Petya is an absolutely wonderful coordinator. She was most gracious to my requests of a change of arrival date, and she is also a really exciting person. She really puts a ton of effort into organizing activities and gatherings for her guests. It makes us feel like we’re part of one big happy family. I am having a truly wonderful stay with her! She placed me in one of her numerous locations. Luciene, who is from Brazil was my host where I stayed. She and her daughter Pricilla added an international flavor to my stay. Her home is always filled with laughter and happiness. She is a great cook and introduced me to numerous tasty dishes of Brazilian food.

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Norico from Japan

 

Petya is very nice and kind person. I felt like I have a family and best friend in New York. I was very happy to stay with her. She made my trip very memorable. Thank you Petya. Her place is very clean, comfortable, and in a safe neighborhood. It is close to everywhere (station, grocery store, coffee shop, etc…) and very close to Manhattan. Don visited us very often and introduced me to other homestay guests with whom I socialized with and became friends with. Petyaの家は、とても清潔で安全なので日本人の女の子も安心して泊まることができると思います。なんと言っても、彼女がとっても優しいので、居心地が最高に良かったです(*^^*)

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Pooky from Thailand

Petya was a wonderful host. My mom stayed at her place for a month, and she made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. The location was pretty amazing in terms of the number of highly rated restaurants in the neighborhood. The proximity to the train station was less than a five-minute walk. Then in a blink of an eye you arrive at Grand Central station The neighborhood is very quiet even though we were very close to the elevated subway. Much to my surprise, it was extremely quiet with the windows closed. I don’t have anything bad to say about our experience, only good things. We really enjoyed our stay. I would definitely recommend Petya’s home to my friends for future stays.

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Hamsa from Sri Lanka

I feel really lucky to have found Don and Tatiana. I had a summer internship in New York for three months in the summer of 2014. Prior to my arrival I was really concerned about the expensive cost of housing. Fortunately, thanks to Don and Tatiana, I got to stay in one of their many locations in a really nice and comfortable house in Hartsdale at an affordable price. When Don heard that it was costing me $150 per night to stay at a nearby hotel, he immediately came and got me and showed me all the affordable locations that he had available for me. The town I stayed in is a peaceful and lovely community with many good restaurants within walking distance. White Plains is just a five commute by car or bus. I commuted to my work place by either bus or train and every weekend I took the train to Manhattan. (about 35 minutes). Don and Tatiana are a super friendly couple. They treated me like their own daughter. I was not living in their home However, Don made sure that he included me in all their Homestay activities, dinners, group gatherings and lots of fun occasions. They gathered everyone together, and thanks to them, I have met so many people from around the world. It was even more fun because it was the time of the World Cup. It was the best summer of my life so far, and I would highly recommend contacting Don & Tatiana for accommodations.

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Svetlana from Belarus

Прошлым летом я впервые побывала в Нью Йорке у меня осталось очень много позитивных воспоминаний. Я рада что Дон и Татьяна мне посаветовали пожить в доме Солонг в Астории на то время которое я проведу в Нью Йорке, потаму что зто дало мне возможность завести новые знакомства с интересными людьми из разных стран и открыть что то новое о других культурах для себя. Кроме того мне понравилось жить у Салонг потаму что там всё было идеально…обстановка, дружилюбная атмосфера где можно почувствовать себя как дома. Петиа очень классная, она старалась что бы мне всё понравилось что я очень ценю!Хочу только добавить что я осталась всем довольна и если вам нужен будит друг в Нью Йорке которому можно будит доверять, то обращайтесь к Дону! 🙂
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Hayam from Saudia Arabia

لقد اقمت في منزل بتيا ثلاثة اشهر وكانت تجربة رائعة.
بتيا عطوفة ومتعاونة جدا وتشعرك بالراحة والسعادة. خاصة عندما تنادي عليك للتتذوق الحساء والمخبوزات، وايضا العشاء الجماعي مع الأصدقاء الآخرون والعائلة يجعلني أشعر أنني جزء من فريق كبير.
الموقع نفسه جيد جدا حوالي ثلاث دقائق مشيا على الأقدام إلى المحطة ومن هناك يمكنك الذهاب الى منهاتن بسهولة.
العديد من المطاعم وأماكن الإفطار والنوادي الرياضية والبقالات حولك.
توفر لك بتيا الإتصال بالإنترنت بسرعة عالية بكل إخلاص انا انصح ببتيا ومكان إقامتها.
وأتمنى لك إقامة رائعة مثلي.

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Hong Hanh from Vietnam

I would like to share my experience with the Longo family. Believe or not, I have been here for over a year and I have a lot of unforgettable memories and a couple of unfortunate health issues. If I had been by myself in New York, I could not have survived. Fortunately, I lived with a caring family that is like my own family back in Japan. My first year in New York was a nightmare. I was in a foreign country without my family, I barely spoke English and my job was very stressful. You are not alone if you live with Don & Tatiana. I was overwhelmed with my job and came home very late every night. Tatiana, who is my New York mom, always waited for me and made sure I wasn’t hungry or needed anything. We would talk and enjoy a cup of tea together before bed. When I got sick I was very weak and could not do anything. I stayed in bed for many days. During that time I felt that Tatiana was my mother the way she took care of me. Then I broke my wrist and after my surgery I was suffering with terrible pain. Don and Tatiana came to my room constantly and were both worried about me like their own child. They brought me food and kept me company. I was so weak that Tatiana at times even fed me. Can you image how happy I was even in such a bad situation? I felt like I had my Mom & Dad here in New York. I also I had two sisters. We had two other female roommates, living with us like a family, always willing to help one another. I have come to realize that this is my home away from home!

 

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Chang Jo  from Korea

뉴욕에 첫 발을 디디고 한 달 동안 지낼 집에 도착해 Don을 처음으로 만난 순간이 아직도 기억에 많이 남습니다. 처음 만났지만 알고 지내왔던 친구 같이 친근하게 맞이해 주시고, 뉴욕 지하철 맵을 건네주며 모든 것을 차근차근 설명 해주셔서 첫 날부터 편안하게 생활 할 수 있었던 것 같습니다. 집은 지하철역과 2분 거리였으며 주위에 슈퍼, 은행, 핸드폰 가게, 음식점 등 필요한 것은 모두 있었고, 눈이 오는 날엔 아이들이 부모님과 썰매를 끌고 나가는 모습을 볼 수 있는 활기찬 동네였습니다.

Don은 부인과 함께 세계 여행을 많이 했고, 다양한 홈스테이 학생들을 받고 있기 때문에 학생들이 무엇이 필요한지 이해해 주시고, 모르는 것이 있으면 항상 도움을 요청하라고 하며 저희를 많이 생각해 주십니다. 저는 뉴욕에 아는 사람도, 정보도 없었지만 Don이 뉴욕에 잘 적응하고 친구를 사귈 수 있도록 다른 홈스테이 친구들과 홈스테이 호스트들을 연락해 함께 할 수 있는 저녁 식사 자리도 마련해 주어서 재미있는 시간을 보냈고, Don의 배려에 너무 감사했습니다. 뉴욕에 처음 도착해 첫 한 달을 어떻게 알차게 보낼지 걱정이었지만 Don’s Homestay에서 마음 편히 지내며 뉴욕을 즐기며 알아 갈 수 있어서 아주 좋았습니다.

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Masami from Kyushu

Don and Tatiana were excellent hosts during my nine month stay at their home.  Being from Japan, they were very helpful in my new transition to the area. Don and Tatiana would give me great advice and tips on places to see, things to do and also give me advice on driving when the weather got really bad. Thanks to them, I have gotten to know the area very well. Hartsdale is a very safe place to live and you are in the middle of everything. There are so many great places to see and great nature trails to walk to. Their place was perfect for me because it was close to my new job, close to the train station and a great place to relax and call home. Tatiana is an amazing musician and you can hear her playing the cello at the music conservatory where she performs. Don and Tatiana were also very helpful in giving me the proper accommodations I needed for my stay. The room was tastefully furnished and they purchased a brand new fridge for the room and allowed me to practice on their piano. With a great family and a lovely home, I managed to still have privacy and felt extremely comfortable. If you love music, hiking, food, travel and local places to see, Don and Tatiana’s home is the place to be.

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Yee Rim from Panmunjom

I would like to share my experience with the Longo family. Believe or not, I have been here for over a year and I have a lot of unforgettable memories and a couple of unfortunate health issues. If I had been by myself in New York, I could not have survived. Fortunately, I lived with a caring family that is like my own family back in Japan. My first year in New York was a nightmare. I was in a foreign country without my family, I barely spoke English and my job was very stressful. You are not alone if you live with Don & Tatiana. I was overwhelmed with my job and came home very late every night. Tatiana, who is my New York mom, always waited for me and made sure I wasn’t hungry or needed anything. We would talk and enjoy a cup of tea together before bed. When I got sick I was very weak and could not do anything. I stayed in bed for many days. During that time I felt that Tatiana was my mother the way she took care of me. Then I broke my wrist and after my surgery I was suffering with terrible pain. Don and Tatiana came to my room constantly and were both worried about me like their own child. They brought me food and kept me company. I was so weak that Tatiana at times even fed me. Can you image how happy I was even in such a bad situation? I felt like I had my Mom & Dad here in New York. I also I had two sisters. We had two other female roommates, living with us like a family, always willing to help one another. I have come to realize that this is my home away from home!

 

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Evelyn from Germany

Es war die beste Idee über Homestay einer Unterkunft in einer Gastfamilie zu buchen, besonders in dieser Familie. Don und Tatiana sind unglaublich lieb. Sie helfen Dir bei jeglichen Fragen, die du hast. Und versuchen den besten Weg und die Lösung für dich herauszufinden. Sie zeigen Dir alles und versuchen Dir zu helfen, wo sie nur können. Das Haus ist immer voller Leben gefüllt. Es gibt immer Leute da um sich zu unterhalten. Ich habe viel gelernt über die verschiedenen Kulturen von den anderen Studenten in dem Haus und dem Netzwerk mit anderen Homestaystudenten. Don organisierte und vermittelte Kontakte zu anderen Gastfamilien und deren Gäste; meist wurde zusammen in großen Gruppen an verschiedenen Lokalitäten gegessen. Wenn du nach einem Ort suchst, an dem man sich fast wie zu Hause fühlt, dann ist dieses Familien genau das richtige für dich. Ich würde immer wieder kommen, um mit dieser entzückenden Familie zusammen zu leben.

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Chiharu from Kyusyu

I would like to share my experience with the Longo family. Believe or not, I have been here for over a year. I have a lot of unforgettable memories and a couple of unfortunate health issues. If I had been by myself in New York, I could not have survived. Fortunately I lived with a caring family that is like my own family back in Japan. My first year in New York was a nightmare. I was in a foreign country without my family, I barely spoke English and my job was very stressful. You are not alone if you live with Don & Tatiana. I was overwhelmed with my job and came home very late every night. Tatiana who is my New York mom always waited for me and made sure I wasn’t hungry or needed anything. We would talk and enjoy a cup of tea together before bed. When I got sick I was very weak and could not do anything. I stayed in bed for many days. During that time I felt that Tatiana was my mother the way she took care of me. Then I broke my wrist and after my surgery I was suffering with terrible pain. Don and Tatiana came to my room constantly and were both worried about me like their own child. They brought me food and kept me company. I was so weak that Tatiana  at times even fed me. Can you image how happy I was even in such a bad situation? I felt like I had my Mom & Dad here in New York. I also  had two  female roommates living with us like a family always willing to help one another. We bonded like sisters. I have come to realize that this is my home away from home!

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Maria from Italy

E’ stata la migliore idea prenotare una sistemazione in famiglia, specialmente in questa famiglia. Don e Tatiana sono davvero gentilissimi. Ti aiutano con tutte le richieste che hai. E cercano di darti la migliore soluzione. Ti mostrano come fare qualsiasi cosa e cercano di aiutarti quando possono. La casa è piena di vita. C’è sempre gente attorno per chiacchierare. Ho imparato molto sulle diverse culture degli altri studenti sia della nostra casa che in quelle della rete Homestay che Don mi ha presentato. Don ha stabilito dei contatti con le altre famiglie e i loro ospiti, tanto che abbiamo cenato sempre insieme in grandi gruppi in luoghi diversi. Se stai cercando un posto dove vuoi sentirti a casa, allora questa famiglia è esattamente quella giusta per te. Tornerò sempre per stare con questa adorabile famiglia.

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 Dong Jung from North Korea

Hello~ im an exchange student from south korea (not north,every single day Don called me Kim Jung Um silly dilly) who lived in Kentucky. I’m pretty sure so many exchange student will be looking the school for their gradudation in usa just like me! And i felt so sweet and preciouse from the Don’s homestay website! He has a talent that the people’s heart make like warmly and heartly. If you have no information about New York. He willing to lead us whatever happened to him. I’ve been blessed enough to have Don’s couple in my life for a while now and i wouldn’t trade them for anything! I’ve never met somebody with such a pure heart. Don, he is so silly, i’m pretty sure he’d give someone the shirt off his back if they needed it. he is so selfless and is always looking out of others before himself as host father. His wife, Tatiana she is one of the most beautiful women who can do cooking as a host nanny. Only people left who still hold doors open, is always sure to say thank you to them. I will love them No Matter what to do.

Regina from Brazil

Foi a melhor decisão reservar minha acomodação em casa de família, em especial esta família. Don e Tatiana são extremamente amáveis. Eles irão ajudá-lo com todas as questões que você pode ter, e tentam descobrir a melhor maneira de resolvê-las para você. Eles mostram tudo em tentam ajudá-lo no que for possível. A casa está cheia de vida. Sempre há pessoas por perto para conversar. Eu aprendi muito sobre as diferentes culturas dos outros alunos em nossa casa e na rede de estudantes da Homestay à qual Don me apresentou. Don estabeleceu contatos com outras famílias de anfitriões e seus convidados, e por isso sempre tínhamos jantares junto com grandes grupos e em diferentes locais. Se você está procurando por um local onde queira de sentir em casa, então esta família é exatamente  certa para você. Eu sempre voltarei para ficar com esta família adorável.

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