Why should you host an international student?
Hosting an international student is a rewarding experience for both your family and for the visiting student. When you host a student from another part of the world, you are doing your part in promoting friendship, understanding, and cooperation. Participating in homestay programs allow us to better understand our differences and appreciate our similarities. Here are some good reasons to host:
- Share our unique Australian Culture
This is your opportunity to show visitors why Australia is the lucky country. Our lifestyle, the customs we celebrate, and the values we live by. As we enter an increasingly global society, international understanding and respect are becoming increasingly important. Becoming a host family is your opportunity to be a cultural guide.
- Learn about another culture
Host family / international student relationships go both ways. While your hosted student is soaking up our culture, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to learn about theirs. It’s a cultural bonding experience like no other.
- Have fun
Families who have hosted students in the past have told us how much fun the experience was. There are lots of laughs and celebration – and when it is over, most host families agree that the experience was rewarding and enriching.
- Reconnect with your Community
When you’re a local, it’s easy to take every day attractions for granted. But when you host a student, you’ll reconnect with the history of your hometown, the landmarks, the beaches, volunteer opportunities, cuisine and so much more.
- Make friendships that last a lifetime
The hosting experience rarely ends when your international student says goodbye. The connections that are made are real and long-lasting. Many host families plan trips to visit their student in his/her home country, and students often revisit Australia – and their host family – in the future.
Contact us to become an EdVenture host family today!