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By: Cheryl Moore, AmeriStudent Staffer How To Make Money Hosting A Foreign Exchange Student Aside from traveling abroad yourself, there’s perhaps no better way to learn firsthand about cultural differences and other worldviews than by hosting an international student. Host parents and families can learn so much through the day-to-day interactions with their student, both […]

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Hosting an international student is a wonderfully rewarding and enriching experience for any person or family. You get the opportunity to learn about cultural differences and expand your worldview through the day-to-day events of living with an international student, making all the time and energy of hosting more than worthwhile! The best host families are […]

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For us in the United States, perhaps the most well-known (or even only known) Chinese holiday is Chinese New Year, which is usually celebrated sometime in January or February depending on the lunar calendar. (For more information on this most important Chinese holiday, check out our Chinese New Year primer) But what about China’s second […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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