• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Homestay Hosts

Homestay programs

A Samoan family is a host for visitors staying at their residence in the Homestay program.


Each host has set the fee for accommodations and cultural activities for your Home Stay visit. The cost per accommodation varies with the type of accommodation, activities, and the village you will be staying in. Do not expect it, but don't be surprised if the family gives you a gift while you are at their home as a gesture of Samoan hospitality and generosity towards visitors. It is customary to accept the gift. You too may want to participate in this age-old Samoan tradition of gift giving. Consider giving a personal belonging or unopened store-bought food.

Homestay Information Letter

Homestay Program Contacts

Did You Know?

Pacific golden plover in breeding plumage—soon to be flying 5,500 miles to the Alaskan Arctic

During northern summers, three shorebirds--plover, turnstone, and tattler--nest in Alaska and northern Canada. After nesting, they fly non-stop over 3,000 miles of open ocean to Hawaii. After briefly resting there, they continue another 2,500 miles to American Samoa. The round-trip journey each year is 11,000 miles!