The Benefits of Hosting an International Student

Hosting an international student is definitely a unique experience and one that you and your family members will always remember. Here are some reasons to consider opening your door to an international student:

 

1.  It will enrich your family’s daily life…

Hosting an international student will enrich your family’s life as you open your home to a new world, learn about a new culture, become more open minded, and gain a new global perspective of life.

 

2.  You will share experiences…

You will be sharing your everyday life with the international student, in your day to day you will be learning about each other’s way of live. You will be surprised at how much you can grow and influence a life change experience for one another!

 

3.  You will learn about new cultures…

Hosting international students allow you to learn about another culture, customs and language. You are not only helping the students to learn your language and culture, but you will also be learning the students' culture and language in this exchange experience.

 

4.  You will develop a life-long friendship with your hosted student…

After hosting, you will have another family member across the globe: many students truly see a host family as their second family after helping them to assimilate into a new culture more easily.

 

5.  You will earn extra money…

For your hosting services, you will receive a monthly stipend for sharing your unused guest room.

 

Have you hosted an international student before? Let us know in the comments how it benefit you.