May 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm #7975Edgewater_CollegeMember
Say Failte, Hola and Bonjour to new experiences!
EDGEWATER COLLEGE invites you and your family to enjoy an enriching and rewarding experience of becoming a host family. Every year, EDGEWATER COLLEGE welcomes many foreign students to the town of Drogheda. Staying with a family is a very important part of learning English and becoming familiar with Irish culture and way of life. For both our culture and our economy it’s a mutually rewarding experience.
For the host family it’s a fascinating and rewarding experience and an opportunity to see Ireland and Drogheda through fresh eyes and to get a window into another culture. For your generosity of spirit you’ll be financially rewarded for each student who stays with you.
EDGEWATER COLLEGE have a dedicated Student Welfare Officer who ensures that our Host family standards are maintained.
Host families will be visited and inspected by EDGEWATER COLLEGE to assess their suitability and monitored on a regular basis.
Who can host a student?
Our Host Families come in all shapes and sizes, and can include:
• Working parents
• Couples without children
• Singles and single parents
• Adoptive parents
All Host Families must be located within walking distance of Drogheda Town Centre.
The Role of the Host Family:
First and foremost, the student should feel welcome and bewell looked after and treated as a member of the family during his/her stay.
The family must be friendly and interested in the students they host. The Host Family accommodation should be clean and well-maintained throughout. Host families will be visited and inspected by EDGEWATER COLLEGE to assess their suitability and monitored on a regular basis.
As a host family, you play a unique role in helping our students discover life in Ireland. We expect you to welcome our students into your home as a member of the family, rather than as a guest or tourist. You are responsible for introducing your student to Irish culture through the normal support of a caring, understanding family. Host families should provide affection, meals, a bed, and more – just as you would for your own family members.
For miore infomration contact Susie on 041-9846500, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.edgewater.ie
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