Host Family Topics
Tell host families that participants might not keep in touch (G&E)
How is your relationship with your student and have you talked about how the relationship will continue upon return home?
How will you react if the student does not stay in touch? (G&E)
Remind participants to acknowledge generosity of host families (CA)
As your time comes to an end living with your new family, how do you plan on thanking them for all they have done for you over the course of the last year? (CA)
Ask participants to consider ways they have changed and how their family and friends might react to these changes (CA)
How might you have changed living in another country for the last year?
How might your friends and family react to how you have changed? (G&E)
Encourage the student to continue with the commitment to having an alcohol free remainder of the year (G&E)
As the year comes to an end, there might be parties centered around the end of school and sports celebrations. I will encourage you to remain drug and alcohol free for the remainder of your stay. (A&U)
Ensure understanding of re-entry cycle (CA)
Reentry can be a frustrating and confusing time. Let’s go over what the reentry process might look like as you return back home and what you can do to help make this an easier process. (CA)
Assess progress on learning objectives (G&E)
Let’s look back on your expectations from the beginning of the year and assess how well they were accomplished. (G&E)
- Provide tips on saying goodbye & showing appreciation to teachers, host family, community members. (CA)
Saying goodbye can be a really hard thing. What are some ways that will make saying goodbye easier to those that made this a successful year?
How can you tie together saying goodbye, saying thank you, and showing appreciation? (CA)
A&U = AFS and You
PSW = Personal Safety and Well-being
CL = Culture Learning
CA = Cultural Adjustment
G&E = Goals and Expectations
RL = Required Logistics