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  • Jul
    20
    Month 1
    Show an interest in your student’s hobbies; bonding with her as if she were your own child helps welcome her and make her feel more at home. Schedule some family activities. Set up some chores for the student to do and encourage him to answer the home phone. A few responsibilities around the house make the student feel at...
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  • Jul
    20
    Week 1
    Query them about their likes and dislikes, and try to make them feel at home. Learn about your student’s culture. Ask questions. Learn phrases in your student’s native language. If you don’t understand, ask! Don’t suffer in silence because you’ll never learn what you don’t know. Provide three meals a day, including meals that represent your own culture and...
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  • Jul
    20
    Day 1
    The First 24 hours Be more than an innkeeper. Welcome your student and help him or her feel comfortable, at home, and part of your family. Talk to your student before arrival, if possible, before planning to throw a huge party right away. Establish contact with the student’s parents to communicate that he has arrived safely and offer the...
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  • Jul
    20
    Preparation
    Before Your Student Arrives Make sure the bedroom is ready for your student. Clean thoroughly and add appropriate furniture (bed, dresser, desk for homework). Providing matching sheets, comforter, and pillows, along with a few accessories, communicates value and kindness. If your student shares a room, make sure he or she still gets personal, comfortable space. Do not place a...
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