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Tips for Educating and Internationalizing the Homestay Providers

Tips for Educating and Internationalizing the Homestay Providers

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Tips for Educating and Internationalizing the Homestay Providers

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  1. Tips for Educating and Internationalizing the Homestay Providers OAIE - Presentation - 10 May 11 Presenter – Susan Czypyha Homestay/Residence Coordinator

  2. Agenda • Short PowerPoint Demo • Group discussion – information sharing

  3. BACKGROUND • Homestay at Fanshawe for many years but under International since Fall 2003 • Changes • Numbers • Policies • Procedures

  4. EDUCATING THE PROVIDER THROUGH… • THE HOME-VISIT • When - after the family has reviewed the information package which was sent to them by email • Why– to tour the home; get to know the family, answer any questions about the program; perceptions • What – talk about foods, orienting the student; culture shock

  5. CULTURE-GRAMS • Where to obtain: • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website: CULTUREGRAM

  6. STUDENT/COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS • Who? - Students, staff, community members from different ethnic groups • What? - Presentations to Homestay Providers during networking meeting • Why? - To give an overview of their particular culture with regards to communication, food, religion

  7. CULTURAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS • Homestay Networking meetings • Food • Guest speakers • Student panel • BAFA BAFA

  8. BAFA BAFA WORKSHOP • Two presenters • Works well with a large group • Requires two rooms, adjacent to each other

  9. STUDENT PANEL • One student from each main country • Questions re daily life • Feelings on arrival vs. now

  10. OTHER ACTIVITIES • Welcome and year-end BBQs. • President’s reception • Diwali • Asian New Year • I-week • Trips

  11. SUMMARY • Repetition, repetition, repetition

  12. Contact Info Susan Czypyha (Homestay Coordinator) Fanshawe College Email: sczpyha@fanshawec.ca Phone: 519 452-4430 Extension: 4767

  13. The End