Category: Host Family Tips

The Complete Guide to Hosting an International Student

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Hosting an International Student Each year, students from all over the world come to study in the United States and their number continues to grow. During the 2015-2016 school year, a record 1 million students came to study at colleges and universities across the country, not including some 90,000 students who arrived to study at […]

Direct and Indirect Communication With Your International Student

As in any relationship, so much of a student and host family’s ability to get along comes down to communication. Especially in the first few months as everyone is getting to know each other, communication is vital to setting expectations and gaining trust. But when families and students come from different cultural backgrounds, good communication […]

Welcoming An International Student Into Your Home

The summer has flown by and here at AmeriStudent we’re getting ready to kick off the 2017-2018 school year! It’s an exciting time not just for our students who begin arriving in the U.S. to start their studies for the school year, but also for our host families! Welcoming a student into one’s home always […]

5 FREE Things to Do in Southern California

Rodeo Drive-Tourist Spot for International Students

Sightseeing is such a great way for host families to bond with their foreign exchange students, creating shared memories and exploring the best the United States has to offer! Each family’s city has its own local character and sightseeing opportunities, but it’s always fun to venture a little further and take a student to see […]

What Makes A “Good” Host Family for an International Student?

Host families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are couples with kids. Some are single parents or just plain single. Some are retirees with empty nests.  They are any ethnicity, any religion, and they have houses both big and small. So which arrangement is best? What is the “ideal” host family? When […]