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Armed with the knowledge contained in this book, you can create an experience that has the power to change lives.yours and your exchange] student's. -Dr. Walter and Lynn Kendall, from the Foreword to the second edition In the second edition of the Host Family Survival Kit: A Guide for American Host Families, Nancy King and Ken Huff bring to life the joys and challenges of hosting an exchange student. Host Family Survival Kit provides an overview of hosting, beginning with the role of the exchange student in the home. The authors include a discussion of the skills needed for host parenting and an expanded examination of intercultural relations. The book also focuses on the stages of the hosting experience: Arrival, Settling In, Deepening the Relationship, Culture Shock, Culture Learning, Predeparture, and Readjustment. The authors discuss what to expect when welcoming an exchange student into your home and advise you on how to handle day-to-day situations.In this revised edition, three new sections add valuable information on identifying and handling cross-cultural misunderstandings and common concerns that arise when hosting an exchange student. Both veteran host families and those contemplating the undertaking for the first time will welcome The Host Family Survival Kit as an aid and companion while housing students from abroad.ContentsForewordAcknowledgmentsPart I: An Overview of the Hosting Experience1 Baseball, Apple Pie, and Pickled Fish in Bottles2 What Exactly is an Exchange Student?3 Host Parenting: It's Something Grand4 What is Hosting All About?5 Cultural Baggage: What the Customs Inspector Doesn't See6 What You Need to Know About Culture7 The Adolescent Sojourner's Experience8 The Host Family's ExperiencePart II: Hosting Guidelines and Suggestions9 The Hosting Stages10 Stage One: Arrival11 Stage Two: Settling In12 Stage Three: Deepening the Relationship13 Stage Four: Culture Shock14 Stage Five: The Holidays15 Stage Six: Taking Stock16 Stage Seven: Culture Learning17 Stage Eight: Predeparture18 Stage Nine: ReadjustmentAppendix A: Common ConcernsAppendix B: Bridging SkillsAppendix C: RADAR to the RescueAppendix D: Thinking of Hosting an Exchange StudentAppendix E: Suggested Reading ListIndexAbout the Authors

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Host Family Survival Kit provides an overview of hosting, beginning with the role of the exchange student in the home

Synopsis:

Nancy King and Ken Huff bring to life the joys and challenges of hosting an exchange student. Host Family Survival Kit provides an overview of hosting, beginning with the role of the exchange student in the home. The authors include a discussion of the skills needed for host parenting and an expanded examination of intercultural relations. The book also focuses on the stages of the hosting experience: Arrival, Settling In, Deepening the Relationship, Culture Shock, Culture Learning, Predeparture and Readjustment. The authors discuss what to expect when welcoming an exchange student into your home and advise you on how to handle day-to-day situations. In this revised edition, three new sections add valuable information on identifying and handling cross-cultural misunderstandings and common concerns that arise when hosting an exchange student. Both veteran host families and those contemplating the undertaking for the first time will welcome The Host Family Survival Kit as an aid and companion while housing students from abroad.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-191) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781877864377
Author:
King, Nancy
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Author:
Huff, Ken
Location:
Yarmouth, Me., USA :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Student exchange programs
Subject:
Host families of foreign students -- United States.
Subject:
Host families of foreign students
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 25a
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11 oz

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Nancy King and Ken Huff bring to life the joys and challenges of hosting an exchange student. Host Family Survival Kit provides an overview of hosting, beginning with the role of the exchange student in the home. The authors include a discussion of the skills needed for host parenting and an expanded examination of intercultural relations. The book also focuses on the stages of the hosting experience: Arrival, Settling In, Deepening the Relationship, Culture Shock, Culture Learning, Predeparture and Readjustment. The authors discuss what to expect when welcoming an exchange student into your home and advise you on how to handle day-to-day situations. In this revised edition, three new sections add valuable information on identifying and handling cross-cultural misunderstandings and common concerns that arise when hosting an exchange student. Both veteran host families and those contemplating the undertaking for the first time will welcome The Host Family Survival Kit as an aid and companion while housing students from abroad.
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