We expect our host families to be friendly and welcoming to the students, providing them not only with a pleasant living environment, but also acting like a kind of step family, helping students to feel secure and integrated, and assimilate the family habits and culture as well as practice the language. We also expect our host families to genuinely care for our students and make them feel comfortable and welcomed at their home.
The family also is expected to provide sheets and blankets, laundry facilities and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) on weekdays and three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on weekends, if the student is at home.
We also ask our hosts families to show the student how to get to and from their school using public transport. It would be ideal if a member of the family could accompany the student to the school on their first day, to ensure they will know their way around.