An experienced real estate construction professional, Ryan Vucina most recently led a number of luxury home projects as chief operations manager at Vucina Construction, Inc. Outside of his role in construction, Ryan Vucina has sponsored foreign exchange students from across the globe.
When you host foreign exchange students, it's important to make every effort to quell any anxieties that they may have about being in a new place and help them feel at home. Whether they will be staying for a semester or a year, you can create a welcoming home by following these suggestions.
Before your foreign exchange students even arrive, you will need to create an environment that is meant solely for them. Having a comfortable bedroom of their own will help make the transition between homes easier for them and afford them the privacy they will need to feel comfortable.
As a host parent, you will inevitably need to deal with the students' bouts of homesickness. You can help your foreign exchange students overcome these feelings by bringing them to restaurants where they can eat familiar food, encouraging them to keep a journal, and by helping them to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones back home.
As Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina guides a Pacific Grove, California, company that undertakes quality projects throughout the Monterey peninsula.