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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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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How to Make Your Host Bio Stand Out – Part 2

How to Make Your Host Bio Stand Out – Part 2

As mentioned in last week’s post, when students look into your host bio, “there are two main things they will be focusing their eyes on (1) your photos and (2) your short bio.” Last week’s post focused on the photos, and today we will go over on what you should include in your short bio to make it stand out.

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How to Make Your Host Bio Stand Out – Part 1

How to Make Your Host Bio Stand Out – Part 1

When students look into your host bio, there are two main things they will be focusing their eyes on: (1) your photos, and (2) your short bio. That is why it is so important that you take the time to take pictures of your house and to write a great short bio. This post will be focusing on what photos you should include in order to make your host bio stand out.

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8 Tips to Become a Great Host Family

8 Tips to Become a Great Host Family

Hosting international students can be a new and challenging task. Many people do not know what to expect, and this can cause many different types of misunderstandings. Over the years, we have seen many successful pairings between host families and students, and many of those successful matches were due to certain qualities that the host family had. Here are eight tips on how to become a great host family:

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