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By on May 12th, 2017

What International Students Should Expect from College in America

Although international students coming to America have a lot to look forward to, it’s understandable that they might be a bit nervous, as well. They’re going be in a completely new place with all kinds of different customs and traditions. While there’s no substitution for the experience itself, the following should help you better understand what to expect. You’ll Have Plenty of Help, but You Still Need to Be Proactive Although you may feel like a bit of an outsider…

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By on May 3rd, 2017

Homestay Expectations vs. Reality

No adventure quite compares to a homestay. You’ll get to visit a new land for a prolonged period of time with the benefit of learning all about it from people who already live there. Understandably, you probably have some expectations about what this kind of adventure will entail. While there’s no predicting everything a homestay will involve – that’s part of the fun – the following are some examples of where reality may differ from what you expect. “I am…

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By on April 26th, 2017

How to Make a Good First Impression with Your Homestay Family

Before you embark on your homestay journey, make sure you keep the following in mind. Be Honest About Your Needs When applying for a homestay program, be completely upfront about any specific needs you have. Obviously, you don’t want to go overboard, but both you and your homestay family will be better off if you’re straightforward. This often includes things like: Vegetarianism Fear of dogs Committed to exercise Doing this will make you much easier to match with a good…

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