Why I chose homestay

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Zhihao Jin’s Testimony

I have spent 3 weeks with my homestay family Michelle and Loren who are very nice people. There are some reasons why I chose homestay family instead of dorms and apartments.

1: Homestay family provides me transportation. It is very hard to move in Kirksville or the Midwest without a car, and most international students could not afford a car and it is very difficult for them to pass the driving license exam. Spending the money on a car or the time to pass the test, may not be reasonable even you are not planning to study in the U.S more than one year.

2: I could learn a lot of living experiences with homestay family. There are many differences in our daily life between USA and China. Homestay family teaches you how to use the washer and drier, also you directly learn how Americans live in their home.

3: I can participate in many activities with them, which would otherwise be hard for international students to try, like deer hunting, passing candies on Halloween, watch football and basketball in local high school, parade on street, etc. Foreign students may be hesitant to try any activities due to the language problems and bashfulness. However, homestay family will give encouragement to you to participate.

4: Practice speaking and listening skills, this is biggest reason for me to choose homestay. Actually, they are my best listening and speaking teachers. Indeed, sometimes it is hard to understand what they are talking about, but they will explain to me and correct my pronunciation.

5: I could feel that I live in my home. Michelle and Loren treat me as their own child, I don’t feel I am alone.

 

Thank you for sharing a wonderful testimony, Zhihao!

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