5 Biggest Culture Shocks You May Encounter in America

5 Biggest Culture Shocks You May Encounter in America

You may face a bigger culture shock in some countries more than others, but culture shock when visiting abroad is a common occurrence. Things are not the same everywhere and when you first visit America you will encounter things that will be very different compared to your culture: this doesn’t necessarily mean that culture differences are a bad thing.

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Important Safety Tips When Cooking at Your Homestay

Important Safety Tips When Cooking at Your Homestay

Whether you are or will be staying in a homestay, if you want to cook a meal it is important that you know what not to do while cooking in order to keep you and the other house members safe. “Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.” –

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Break the Ice: Gift Ideas for Host Families

Break the Ice: Gift Ideas for Host Families

If you are planning on staying in a homestay, we advise you to reserve a space in your luggage to bring a thoughtful gift from your home country to give to your host family. While this is not mandatory, it’s highly recommended, as it’s not only a kind gesture, but it is a great way to break the ice and set the foundation for a great friendship.

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Homestay Experience

5 Tips to Maximize Your Homestay Experience

There are many difficulties associated with living with a host family. You do not know the people with whom you are living and it is even harder when you are communicating in a different language. How can you make sure that you enjoy your home abroad as much as possible? Here are five tips to maximize your homestay experience:

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Top 5 Benefits of Doing a Summer Immersion Program in the U.S.

Top 5 Benefits of Doing a Summer Immersion Program in the U.S.

Summer is definitely the time of the year where you can explore your own interests because you can choose how you want to spend your time. If you are interested in immersing yourself in the American culture, then a Summer Immersion Program in the United States is what you are looking for.

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