Happy moments as a Homestay host
Host: Jan Bergen
I have hosted students for 35 years, but with UVIC only in the past year, which has been most memorable. Collectively, these students have been mature, friendly, respectful, happy, social and have a keen desire to improve their varying levels of English.
A favorite memory from UVIC students is our very long, long, long dinner times. The lengthy discussions last during and long after dinner. Uncommon to Canadian family dinners, ours started later than usual due to social activities etc. and on occasion finishing shortly before the clock strikes twelve.
By hosting UVic Homestay students, I feel richer in hearing about student’s families, traditions, politics, currency, sports, industry, foods/cuisine etc. A wonderful experience, had by all of us!