TOP TIPS HOMESTAY DOS AND DONTS
Your dream of having an experience living abroad for several days/weeks with a host family has finally come true. Hurray! Congratulation! Now you have to equip yourself with knowledge of how to be a good guest in someone’s house. There are in some Do’s and Don’ts that you need to know.
HOMESTAY DO’S AND DON’TS
1. Ask about the host family’s rules.
Living under someone’s roof means you follow their rules. You should ask about the rules right away when you arrive at the house. If once a while you need to ‘break’ a rule, such as coming home later than usual, you should inform your host parents in advance.
2. Eat together with your host
Eating time in a family is the best time to bond and to learn about their culture. It’s also the best time to share your stories, so they will know you better. Don’t miss it !
3. Prepare gifts for your host.
At the end of your stay, give the gifts your hometown that you have prepared from the members of the family to show your gratitude.
1. Don’t be ignorant
Don’t be a slob and don’t be a diva, too. Always lend a hand whenever you can.
2. Don’t be afraid of practicing the target language
Your host family knows that you wan to improve your skill in using target language. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.
3. Don’t forget to inform your whereabouts
If you want to get late whether to join a study group or just chill with your new buddies, tell your host parents in advance. It shows that you respect them.
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