Saying "see you later" to an exchange student who has become a member of the family is tough. Here are our tips on how to help your student and family members in these final days:
- Work with the school to help gather final grades and transcripts
- Reach out to your student's natural parents a few days before to make sure they have the proper flight information
- Put together a farewell celebration with your friends and family
- Keep a box of tissues nearby at all times - saying "see you later" is never easy!
The exchange experience doesn't end when the hosting year does. Being a part of the EF global family provides lifelong friendships and family around the world. Hear more of the little things that keep our host families engaged with our students year after year by checking out hosting 101: it's the little things.