Jenni er vokset op i en lille by i New Hampshire og fandt sig hurtigt til rette i det danske hverdagsliv. Nogle af hendes bedste øjeblikke var at se Matador i fjernsynet onsdag aften sammen med sin værtsmor.
Vi fik en lille snak med Jenni til bloggen – se med nedenfor.
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.
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 had 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.”
Jenni fra Wheaton College i Massachusetts studerede på DIS i 2014, hvor hun boede sammen med en værtsfamilie i Tjæreby nær Roskilde.
Se video med Jenni og Colleen fra DIS:
DIS søger værtsfamilier
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