“Get your student involved in your daily home life right away.”
Jenni studerede på DIS i 2014 som en del af hendes uddannelse på Wheaton College i Massachusetts. Imens hun studerede i Danmark, boede hun ved en værtsfamilie i Tjæreby nær Roskilde. Jenni er opvokset i en lille by i New Hampshire.
Du kan møde Jenni til vores Informationsaften om Værtsprogrammet hos DIS den 5. oktober 2017. Her kan du stille hende spørgsmål og høre, hvordan det var som amerikansk studerende at bo hos en dansk værtsfamilie i fire måneder.
Vi har allerede nu spurgt Jenni ind til hendes fire måneder hos en dansk værtsfamilie. Hør her, hvad hun fortæller..
Why did you choose to live with a homestay during your semester?
I wanted the chance to get to know Danes on a personal level; I thought that was the best way for me to learn about Danish culture and traditions.
What was your favorite Danish tradition they introduced you too?
My favorite tradition was going with my family to my host cousin’s confirmation party. It was an amazing way to get to know my host family’s extended family.
What was an American or family tradition from your home that you brought to their family?
Macaroni and cheese
What was one of your most memorable cross-cultural moment with your family?
Watching Matador on Wednesday afternoons with my host mom
Looking back, what do you miss most about that time?
I miss having Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast with my host family, typically during the week we all left at different times and have busy mornings so we rarely got to eat breakfast together but on the weekend we would try and eat as a family, my host dad would go out and get fresh pastries or bread and we would all have a delicious breakfast!
Do you have any tips for future new hosts about getting the ball rolling on bonding/breaking the ice with their new student?
Get your student involved in your daily home life right away. Share the chores, tell them about where all the dishes go, or even let them cook you a meal every so often.
Har du lyst til høre mere fra Jenni og stille hende yderligere spørgsmål, så tilmeld dig DIS’ Informationsaften her.
Vi byder samtidig på vin og tapas til arrangementet, som er gratis.