Archive for January, 2016

By on January 8th, 2016

3 Challenges International Students Face – And How Host Families Can Help

If you’re preparing to open your home to an international student, you’re likely looking forward to learning about their home country and maybe even picking up some of their language. While hosting students can be a lot of fun and very educational, international students definitely face some very unique challenges that can make things difficult. Fortunately, a good host family can help with just about all of these. Homesickness For a lot of these students, this will be the first…

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By on January 6th, 2016

3 Surprisingly Cool Things About Hosting an International Student

If you have a spare room and you live near one of the many fine colleges and universities in California, Arizona, or Florida, you should really think about becoming a host family for an international student. Why? Well, there are actually a lot of really cool elements and experiences that come with hosting international students that you may not have thought about before. Learn About Another Culture and Language First of all, a lot of the students who travel to…

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By on January 4th, 2016

3 Tips for Hosting Students Learning English

Most of the students who take advantage of our placement services for homestays are coming to the United States to learn English as a second language. That means that most of these students have already had some English education, but they may not be fluent, especially in the first few days and weeks. Language immersion is an amazing thing, and you’ll be surprised at just how quickly your student starts to pick up more and more English. As a host…

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