What It's Like Being the Host Family for a Chinese Student

26.10.16
I want to share with my dearies the great experience of being a host for Chinese international students. 
We have been doing that for two years and believed me; it is very gratifying.

The first entire group of International Chinese students with their host families

We opened our home to them, and the experiences
were really amusing. We enjoyed showing them our world, our experiences and our way of life.  
The interaction with another culture and ethnicity expands our knowledge, and we learned a lot about their culture and interests also. 
Our first group was two teenage boys. One very talkative and the other quite. Very active and so excited about everything! 
 Tim and Jerry - I made a magnet's caricature of them


And the second one: two kids about 10 and 11 years old very sweet and calm for their ages. 
Bobby and Jerry - I made a shopping bag caricature of them :)

Our favorite time was dinner and weekends because we got to spend lots of time getting to know each other. They had good appetites and ate everything and back for seconds. I'm glad that I always cooked a lot!!! 

I tried to make a schedule for us for the weekends to spend valuable time doing lots of activities like hiking, swimming, playing Basketball, Paintball and driving the boat too. Why not? Well just for a little while. 
We had lots of fun and laughed a lot.

Hosting is an excellent way to learn about the world without leaving home. 
Hoping that our relationship will endure over time and distance. We're still in touch with all of them but not all the time because the kids have a very demanding schedule to follow, however when they have the time they send us an email, and we share some stories and achievements. 


My teenage Chinese students

My youngest Chinese students

Here's a link you might interest about American Chinese Cultural Exchange
https://www.facebook.com/accexs.org/

Big and fantastic time with my Chinese kids. I miss them, and I'd do it again.



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