General Questions such as
• Have you ever travelled from home before by yourself? If yes, where and when.
• Does your family take vacations, if so where?
• Do you have cousins, uncles, aunts or grandparents in your home city?
• Do you have siblings? Younger, older, brother or sister?
• Do you have any pets? What kind?
• What do your parents do for a living?
• Do you attend Church, if so what faith? How often do you go?
• What kind of traditions do you have at home
• Do you have your own bedroom? How big is your house?
• What time do you have to get up for school? What time is school done? What do you do at school?
• What time do you go to bed on school nights?
• Do you play any sports or musical instruments?
• What are your interests?
• Do you like music? What kind? What artists?
• Do you like watching movies? What kind?
• Do you like professional sports? Which team is your favourite?
• Do you like skiing or snowboarding? Or Do you like playing video games and computer games?
• What do you do on weekends?
• What time do you get up on weekends and what time do you go to bed?
• What is a typical breakfast in your home?
• What is a typical lunch
• And what is a typical dinner?
• Do you have any allergies?
• What kinds of foods do you really like and what kind do you really not like?
• Do you have a girlfriend or boyfriend? How do they like that you have come to Canada for school?
• What do you want to do when you graduate?
• There are several more questions you can ask to learn about your student, make a list and do your best.
Asking questions and showing interest in your student helps create a bond that will provide an easier transition for you the host family and your student when they arrive.
SAMPLE HOUSE RULES PDF
1770 Springview Place Kamloops BC, V2E 1X9
Phone: 778-471-6075 Fax: 250-377-2258
Preparing to take in an International Student
What should we know? In no particular order, and be sure to not overload your student with 100 questions.
Take time and get to know them. Ask questions that are more relevant to help you learn about them before they arrive and then you can find out more once they settle in.
• Once a student has been confirmed to your home, it is important to start the introduction process.
• Email or SKYPE your student and introduce yourself and your family.
• Get to know your student and their family.
• Whenever you ask questions, ask general questions that can help you learn about the student, their family and their life in the country they live in.