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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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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3 Facts About Hosting Everyone Thinks Are True

3 Facts About Hosting Everyone Thinks Are True

If you do not have much knowledge about hosting, you might think that having a stranger living in your house and sharing daily life with you and your family is a terrifying idea. Despite these fears, hosting a student can be a very enriching opportunity for you and your family members.

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Welcome Gift Ideas for Your International Student

Welcome Gift Ideas for Your International Student

If you are planning on hosting international students, it’s important that you make them feel comfortable and welcome right away. While giving a welcome gift is not mandatory, it’s highly recommended as it’s not only a kind gesture, but is a great way to break the ice and set a foundation for a great friendship.

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