Archive for February, 2016

By on February 12th, 2016

Special Occasions with International Students

While you’re hosting an international student or intern, there may be a special occasion that your whole family will attend. This can be a great learning experience for your guest, but they may feel more confident if you explain the customs and expectations of the event before attending. They will also likely appreciate an offer of help in knowing what is an appropriate level of dress for the event. Weddings and Showers Weddings and Baby or Bridal Showers are very…

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By on February 10th, 2016

After the Honeymoon

When your new international guest arrives, there will probably be a honeymoon period when everyone is excited by the newness and going out of their way to be pleasant and get along. Once this phase has passed and your days have settled into normal routines, you may find that being a host family is more challenging than it first appeared. If your guest’s great attitude suddenly takes a turn for the worse, or the difficulties of coordinating schedules are starting…

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By on February 8th, 2016

Your Parents Are Hosting an International Student…Now What?

When your parents have decided to host an international student or guest in your home, you may have many different reactions all at once. It can be an exciting thing to consider, or it may make you wonder if you’re about to have your privacy invaded or lose some of the attention and luxuries you enjoy now. It is totally normal to worry that a new person in the house might cause some uncomfortable changes. There are a few things…

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