I just got back from my first interview. i won't name location to keep innocent people protected. However, the main lesson I learned is stay with a student host. Even though you may have friends or family in the town, visit them after the interivew and stay with a host. My host at this interview was awesome. he took me around to parts of the school I didn't nor wouldn't get to see on any tour, and plus was a huge help in getting me to where i needed to go. I also saw him throughout the day and he made things go ever so smoothly for me. They are some helpful people and you have nothing to lose by staying with one. So if a school offers it, stay with them.