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Guides on homestay?

Post  Joanne on Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:47 am

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Re: Guides on homestay?

Post  Joanne on Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:16 am

i found a video on stayin in japan for a gaijin, he kinda warns u what u should expect in Japan
[url=[url=check this out]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jjW2zMDXak8&feature=user#[/url]]check this out[/url]
and pls note this guy got kicked out of his host family place and the exchange program he was in 0_o

I'm just scared about staying with a homestay family who stays like 1 hour far from school ><
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Post  james on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:16 am

I had a great host family last time, really nice - if a family is prepared to take in a student for ~2 months, you can be fairly sure that they'll be going out of their way to show you their way of life and make sure you're comfortable.

Don't go into with any expectations - that way you can't be disappointed - just go in with an open mind and make the most of it. I went with about 30 others and pretty much everyone had a great time, apart from one guy whose elder brother had been. He'd heard all these stories, and he was hyped about all this great stuff he was going to do, and all his Japanese friends he was going to see - but his host family was not what he expected, and he shut them out. So they all had a horrible time (I felt really bad for the host family). Doesn't matter if there isn't anyone your age in the family (I had a 3yo host brother and 1yo host sister, mate of mine had like 3 host brothers/sisters between the age of 3 and 10), you'll still have a great time.

Go out of your way to engage with your family by talking to them heaps and helping out round the house - they'll love you for it, you'll have a great time and your Japanese will improve out of sight.

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