Archive for April, 2016

By on April 29th, 2016

Welcome an Irvine Valley College International Student into Your Home

For international students looking to study in America, the cost of education can be staggering. It’s even more expensive because there are added fees for visas and travel related to studying abroad. For this reason, many students choose to start their international study at a smaller college like Irvine Valley College. This is a great way to get the basic Associate’s degree, or even a basic undergraduate degree, before moving on to a more expensive specialized school. Irvine Valley College…

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By on April 27th, 2016

4 Common Cultural Misunderstandings and How to Fix Them

When you are hosting an international student in your home, you’ll be introduced to a world of exciting new ideas and traditions, just as the student is immersed in your own. It’s a fantastic way for you all to learn about the world and its many cultures. But, you’d be surprised by how some of the tiniest things can change from culture to culture, and still have a big impact. Cultural misunderstandings are going to happen during your homestay host…

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By on April 25th, 2016

Special Considerations for Hosting More than One International Student

Hosting an international student in your home is an opportunity of a lifetime that many people aren’t even aware of. The benefits of providing a homestay site to a student are vast, and we’ve covered the topic many times on our website. In addition to learning about a new culture, you’ll get the chance to create a lasting relationship. There are many reasons why a host may wish to host more than one international student at a time. Here are…

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