Posts Tagged ‘homestay for international students’

By on April 7th, 2017

Understanding the Culture of Japanese International Students

If you’ll soon be hosting a student from Japan, you’ll have a lot of time to learn all about their home country and the culture they come from. At the same time, cultural differences often make it difficult for international students to initially assimilate. While yours is probably studying to better understand what to expect in the U.S., it will help if you do your part by understanding their culture, too. Here are some useful insights. The Japanese Are Very…

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By on February 22nd, 2015

Tips for Hosting Successful Homestays

Are you thinking of hosting a foreign exchange student? Are you currently in the process of hosting an exchange student? Whether you are in the process of becoming a host family or will be welcoming your first student, there are some helpful things you should remember in order to host successful homestays now or in the future. Make a Room for Your Student During Homestays When arriving in a new country, many exchange students will have feelings of displacement and…

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By on October 21st, 2013

Meal Plans Make International Homestay Students Feel…At Home

When an international student visits an American homestay family, acculturation opportunities occur for both. The student will not only encounter academic challenges, but also lifestyle changes with the homestay family. The host family will discover new patterns of operation with their guest, but with few, if any, major interruptions to their routine. The cultural experience thrills students. And the families enjoy the cross-cultural exchange. Questions about Cooking Food offers the occasion for discovery. Most students look for a host to…

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