FFIS Host Families Share Their Tips For New Host Families
By Retired from ActiveRain
The Friendship Foundation for International Students homestay program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Lane County. Volunteers open their hearts and home to young adults far from home, helping them to get oriented and settled. Homestay families have created many fond memories for the students that they’ve hosted.This fall 57 students stayed with 45 host families. FFIS surveys the families after the homestay ends. One question asks families to share ideas and suggestions new families can use when they begin hosting.If you could share your experience with a new FFIS host, what tip would you offer? Cooking meals together is a fun way to get to know each other. We have some conve...