Hosting with the heart: The Real Meaning of being a Host Family
A RedLeaf host family provides the international student with a window to expand the world through friendship, family and love. A student exchange is more than learning a new language; it’s about discovering new cultures, opening the mind to enriching experiences that foster self-knowledge.
This is what you will receive from your new RedLeaf host family
Your new host family will give you the opportunity to experience firsthand the culture, traditions, daily life and language. You will have the gift of a family on the other side of the world and with it the best way to understand a way of life, as well as the language as a native speaker.
The new environment will allow you to make friends that you will remember forever. Families and friends are the ones with whom you will share unique stories, some of them may also be foreigners which will make the international experience much more interesting.
A vast and diverse world will broaden your perspective of what you know. When you return home you will be a different person, with new criteria, anecdotes and positive energy by your side.
Enjoy this experience and get out of your comfort zone.
An exchange experience is an opportunity to overcome fear, because we understand that traveling alone and leaving the safety of home is not as easy as it seems. The courage with which we arm ourselves to make this great journey fills us with self-confidence and leaves aside the comfort zone to which we are accustomed. This will be your first big challenge for the future.
6 ways to enjoy the exchange experience: Extracurricular activities
- Cook typical food from your country so that your hosts get to know more about your culture.
- Join the Soccer team and meet more people.
- Write down all your anecdotes to remember them forever.
- If you enjoy music or play an instrument, practice with peers who share the same interest.
- Photograph every important moment. Be part of dance groups that encourage your love for this artistic expression.