When you come up with the idea of studying abroad you are sure it will be an unforgettable experience; however, you also know you will have to leave behind all you already know such as your family, school, friends, and everything you are used to in your hometown to live in an unknown country.
We understand how important it is for you to study abroad and we will make sure you feel like home while you are away.
We want to share with you the story of Ana, one of our exchange students, and her Host Family Barbara, one of our dearest families. Barbara is an incredible host because she is not only a host to the students but she is also a true family to them.
This summer Ana, a Mexican student came from Puebla to live with Barbara for 3 months and they became a true family.
“We enjoy each other’s company. In the morning I drop her off at the metro station and it’s like taking your child to school! It’s fun”. Barbara said.
Ana feels the same about living with Barbara who took Ana to Kyo Restaurant at the Old Montreal as she knows that Ana’s favorite food is Japanese.
We also asked Barbara how the experience of hosting Ana has been and she said something that really warmed our hearts:
“It was a wonderful experience. Thank you for sending her to me. I have a new Mexican family. I’ve Skyped with her Mum who is just the best person you could wish to know and who has opened her home to me anytime I want.”
Hearing these stories makes us really happy because we love to hear that both our students and families experience what the real purpose of our homestay programs is; create an extended family.
Ana has enjoyed her time studying and living in Montreal. We asked her what she would she say to other students that are considering staying with a Host Family:
Living with a host family has been a really enriching experience, you can learn from their culture and teach team a little bit of yours. They make you feel like you are in home and make the study abroad experience unforgettable.
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