Embracing Cross-Cultural Experiences
One of the most important aspects of a person’s life is their cultural choices. When introducing more than one culture into a household, cultural awareness comes into play. Building bridges and trust among your international student helps him or her feel more comfortable. Take the time to ask about his or her culture and find ways to celebrate holidays together to shows your student that his or her background matters. The holidays are a perfect time to learn more about your student. Embracing new experiences and ideas while maintaining your own holiday traditions can be fun and exciting. Find events to attend, read articles online, and watch movies together. This not only informs everyone of the different holidays being celebrated, but it’s a perfect opportunity to build new memories and traditions together.
Need More Ideas?
We invite you to reference the Host Family Guidebook for more information on how to establish long lasting and structured house rules during your international student’s stay.