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Anyone who has studied abroad can attest to how enriching and life-changing that experience is. By immersing yourself in a foreign culture and educational system, you’re afforded opportunities to gain new insights and perspectives that just wouldn’t otherwise be possible. But the reality is, not everyone can devote a full semester or academic year of […]

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International Students

  When international students participate in volunteer work, they begin to feel more connected to their community! AmeriStudent international students have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of people when they join in on community service events. For these study-abroad students, there are countless benefits that come with volunteer work:   Gaining valuable […]

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Find Host Families in California

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 […]

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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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