abroad is not only a new and exciting experience for a foreign exchange
student; it’s just as enthralling for the host family. Exchange students,
families and hosts may virtually live the “Real World” reality – without
all the drama. It can make a host
family more aware of their unique
habits, typical lifestyle activities and antics.
student may serve as a gentle reminder that it is unnecessary to have
four Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). A “new family member” can act as
a reality check on family issues such as: eating dinner together, reducing
fast-food meals, curtailing time spent grazing in front of the television along
with other family traditional traits.
presence of an exchange student should not prevent a host or their family
from engaging in their daily routine. Unless – of course, the habits are
extreme negative examples of the American family. For instance, abnormally
late dinners coupled with the constant noshing on donuts, cookies, cake, ice
cream and potato chips can reinforce the overweight stigmatism associated with
just as having a relative stay for several months requires a little extra work,
the same applies with a foreign exchange student. For starters, when young
abroad, they are not permitted to drive. Depending on where
one resides, it could mean helping the exchange student travel to and from
school or teaching the foreign exchange student how to navigate via the public
foreign exchange student can motivate one to actually make quality lifestyle
changes in the way of diet, exercise and family communication.
Consequently, no one should be intimidated by hosting an exchange student who is
studying abroad. Despite, the bustling activity of one’s home, a host
should not worry about the impression that will be made from boisterous
children, a perpetually ringing phone or the traffic of relatives. After
all, it’s just a day in the life of hosting a foreign exchange student.
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