What to Do When Your Exchange Student Placement Isn’t Working Out

What to Do When Your Exchange Student Placement Isn’t Working Out

All of us, Sara’s Homestay team, hosts, and students want the homestay placement to work. No host decides to host students if they did not enjoy having international students around or an interest in diverse cultures and languages. Students would not choose a homestay as their accommodation if they did not believe that homestays provide more than a room to sleep.

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Host Testimonial: “From ELS to Earning a Bachelor Degree."

Host Testimonial: “From ELS to Earning a Bachelor Degree."

“The best part about hosting for me is enjoying the rich company of students from different backgrounds, cultures and age range. Sharing stories of life experiences, stories and jokes of the day. I have learned a few words from different languages, cooking a few dishes and board games.

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Fulfil Your Family’s New Year’s Resolutions by Hosting International Students

Fulfil Your Family’s New Year’s Resolutions by Hosting International Students

As 2017 comes to an end, millions of Americans are planning for a better 2018, making New Year’s Resolutions for themselves and for their families. Most Americans, though, eventually find that these new commitments will not last the entire year.

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3 Ideas for Interacting with Your Students

3 Ideas for Interacting with Your Students

Each student you host will be different, no matter where they are from. Some are more talkative than others, and some will try to interact with you as much as possible. However, we understand that with everyone’s busy routines, it can be hard for the student to interact with you as much as they wish and vice versa.

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10 Symptoms That Your Student Is Suffering from Culture Shock/ Homesickness

10 Symptoms That Your Student Is Suffering from Culture Shock/ Homesickness

When students first arrive in the U.S, they start the process of adjustment to the new country and culture. That process of the cultural adjustment has four phases:

Honeymoon: students are excited about all the new things and everything is different and interesting.

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