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By on February 19th, 2016

International Students and Your Pets

There is no question that we love our pets in America. The multi-million dollar industry that surrounds our furry, feathered, fishy, or scaly friends is proof. Most of us think of our pets as part of the family, and their comfort, entertainment, and health is a priority. International students and interns may come from an area where pets aren’t common, or are not allowed inside, or have many other differences. That doesn’t mean that Fluffy needs to go, but there…

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By on February 17th, 2016

Learning from Your International Student

When you envisioned hosting an international student or intern, maybe you pictured showing them around, teaching them about American culture, helping them learn English, and welcoming them as part of your family. But there is a lot you can learn from your guest as well. Learning about your guest’s culture, language, and history is a huge benefit to being a host family. While it is important to remember that everyone is different, and your student can’t be considered a representative…

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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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