As a rule students should stay with their host family in the evening. If this involves going out with the host family, that’s fine, but they should not be allowed out to meet up with other friends from the course after dinner time. An acceptable alternative, provided it is agreed with the host families in advance, is, if they want to spend time with their friends after
activities, to do so prior to getting the bus home. It must also be agreed the time they are expected back.
Example: There was one evening (after a planned activity for the whole group had been cancelled) that 4 of the older girls wanted to meet up for dinner by themselves. This was agreed between the host families concerned on the proviso that the girls were picked up by one of the host parents at an agreed time. It was also agreed how much of a contribution each host family would give the students towards their dinner.