Host Family Pre-Arrival Orientation - Preparing for Arrival

  • Your EPC will let you know when the student has been informed of their placement with your host family.  After this, you may begin contacting the student.  Write an email to your student and his/her parents to introduce your family;

  • Learn about your student’s country via the CultureGram in your packet;

  • Prepare your student’s bedroom;

  • Ask your student what kind of food he/she likes;

  • Make a “Welcome!” sign for when you pick the student up at the airport;

  • Be on the lookout for an email with your student’s flight itinerary;

  • Create visual aids around the house to help orient your student– house rules, family schedule, reminder sticky notes, etc;