Accent Language School is looking for more Host Families
Since 1991 we have been welcoming foreign students of all ages to our beautiful island and have enormous thanks to all the host families who have helped us along the way in creating lifelong memories for all these students.
Now, how about 5 reasons why you should consider becoming a host family:
1 New Friendships, which will last forever
It is an important decision to become a host family, so that’s why we want to make your hosting experience the best one. Accent will help you choose a student who will fit well, where it will feel as though you received a new family member with whom you can stay in touch with for many years.
2 Explore a new country and learn more about your
Accent students come from many different language and cultural backgrounds. Hosting a student will allow you to learn foreign language at home (especially in the beginning). But students are also learning English intensively during their stay – and from their mistakes and queries you can get to know your own language even better. Everyday contact with a student from a different cultural background also gives your family the best opportunity to learn about cultural differences between Guernsey and student’s home country – you will discover interesting things, which you may not have thought about before!
3 New perspectives on your everyday life
Hosting an exchange student is a beneficial experience beneficial for each member of your family. There are many different cultures and approaches to life in the world. Accepting an exchange student in your family will make you aware of differences in everyday situations, which helps you to build a better understanding towards people and different cultures.
4 Sharing Your Own Culture
During their exchange, Accent encourages students to completely “immerse” in the Guernsey way of life, where host families play a crucial role in this. We ask our host families to share their own culture, customs and traditions with their exchange students and to introduce Guernsey to them. It can be something as simple as cooking your family’s favourite meal together or just involving the exchange student in your family’s hobbies and activities.
5 Make the World Your Home!
“Make the world your home” – as a host family you can discover the world without even leaving your home. By living with an exchange student, you will be exposed to her/his culture, traditions, language and way of life. This is an extraordinary opportunity to gain better understanding of today’s connected world. And last but not least, after your student leaves, there may be the opportunity to visit her/his home country!
If you are interested in hosting please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714909 – we are always looking for new families!