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Living with a Host Family while volunteering abroad is one best way to get most out of your volunteer abroad experience as well as to immerse into the local culture. If you really want to make your volunteer abroad experience rewarding then living with a host family will create the best environment for you. When you are being living with the host family, you may have some questions about the issues concerning host family. This article will explain some of those issues and help you to get prepared for living with a host family.
How is living with a host family like?
Living with a host family is a unique and joyful experience. you are welcomed into the house of stranger and offered with food. You will also be treated as the member of family. in most of the country, guest is treated as important person in the house. Host family will try their best to make you feel at home with proper accommodation and your daily needs. You can use this opportunity to learn about the local culture and language as much as possible while staying with a host family during volunteer abroad. As a matter of fact, host family are bounded with their cultural values, so you should be respectful for what they offer.
Will I have chance for cultural immersion?
Definitely you will have chance for cultural immersion when staying with a host family during your volunteer abroad. Besides, getting a room and 3 meals a day, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience their traditions. moreover, it will be an awesome opportunity for you to learn and practice local language.
Will the host family be friendly or will I be easily accepted?
Most likely, the host family will welcome you with an open heart and treat you as the member of family. This is because of their interest in learning different culture and share experience while living with a foreign volunteer. That's why they will be very friendly and helpful in most cases. Most host families try their best to make volunteer feel at home.
What are the benefits of living with host families?
There are many benefits of living with the host families. First, it will be cheap for you to stay with host family as compared to other options. You will also be staying in a safe and family environment. Additionally, you will get a lot of opportunity for cultural exposure and able to learn local languages with them.
What do I need to know while living with host families?
Most important part of living with a host family is, you should be respectful for what you get. Depending upon the countries you volunteer in, every host family have their own tradition and cultural restrictions. You should ask and learn about your host family's religious and cultural beliefs and values. You must be aware of any kind of activities like dressing or day-to-day life which might offensive for them.
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