It’s quite natural for your guest to have strong feelings about his country. He may occasionally criticize it freely but will become defensive if anyone else does so.
Host an International Student The whole concept behind Global Friendships is dedicated to fostering a better understanding among people of the world —one friendship at a time.
Global Friendships is dedicated to improving international understanding. To achieve this, we promote intercultural friendships for youth through our homestay programs.
Your foreign guest is coming to learn about living in a different country; about its strengths and weaknesses, and about the variety of people and ways of thinking here.
When students first arrive, you will find that they are tired, shy, probably not hungry and will give you the impression they understand very little. Try to put yourself in the student’s place and imagine the long journey…
1. Don’t let too much time go by before you talk to your student about what you expect him to do while visiting your home. (Make bed, take dirty clothes to laundry, put breakfast dishes in the dishwasher, etc…) Tell your student what the house rules are. (Curfew, phone, refrigerator, etc…) 2. Don’t be afraid […]
GLOBAL FRIENDSHIPS works closely with overseas affiliates who work directly with high school, associate or client organizations to form groups of highly motivated and responsible students to participate. All the students must be studying English and display the necessary maturity to travel abroad. With high school groups, it is the teacher who has been responsible […]
Culture shock is normal and natural. It happens to Americans abroad as well as to visitors to the United States. To know and understand this phenomenon can prove helpful. Culture shock develops as a result of stress caused by trying to cope with a number of things, such as: tiredness, a language barrier, cultural differences, […]
On behalf of Global Friendships, I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of hosting foreign students and a brand new learning experience. As a host family, you are invited to become involved in a unique international experience.
Students need to be accepted as family members and encouraged to take part in all aspect of American family life, including chores.