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The Homestay Kitchen: Cultural Connections with International Students who Study Abroad

By Erin Eastman Paulson & Mary Chan of Organized Sound Productions

Join us, Mary Chan and Erin Eastman Paulson, as we serve up stories of being a homestay family - the ups and downs of making a connection with international homestay students. We’ll bring a plateful of stories, ideas, interviews, and hopefully, dish up some anecdotes to share with our community.

  1. 1.
    What Effects the Coronavirus COVID-19 Has On Homestay - EP 4704/08/2020
    16:15
  2. 2.
    End of the Student Homestay Experience12/09/2019
    28:41
  3. 3.
    Boundaries and Rules During Homestay Experiences12/02/2019
    42:09
  4. 4.
    Dealing with Homesickness11/25/2019
    25:57
  5. 5.
    Long Term Students vs. Short Term Students11/18/2019
    23:33
  6. 6.
    Experiences of Being a New Homestay Host from Jennifer Longworth11/12/2019
    37:28
  7. 7.
    Food & Meals for Your Students11/04/2019
    41:34
  8. 8.
    Fearless Communication Skills and Owning Your Moxie with Heather Thompson10/28/2019
    50:09
  1. 9.
    10 Steps of Culture Shock10/21/2019
    35:12
  2. 10.
    Cultural Expectations with Master Homestay Host Tatiana Robertson10/14/2019
    55:43
  3. 11.
    Erin & Mary's Favourite Things10/07/2019
    43:54
  4. 12.
    Part 2 - Sending Your Kids to Study Abroad and the Homestay Industry with Jennifer Wilson from the Canada Homestay Network09/30/2019
    25:18
  5. 13.
    Part 1 - Homestay Expertise and Building Relationships with Jennifer Wilson from the Canada Homestay Network09/23/2019
    38:29
  6. 14.
    Back to School and Navigating Airports09/16/2019
    44:58
  7. 15.
    Summer Hiatus07/29/2019
    2:22
  8. 16.
    World Student Day with Languages Canada07/22/2019
    36:34
  9. 17.
    Impact and Benefits for Your Kids07/15/2019
    41:28
  10. 18.
    How to Start Hosting International Students Today07/08/2019
    35:50
  11. 19.
    We Are Canadian Through Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Being Very Apologetic07/01/2019
    40:57
  12. 20.
    Building Student Connections Through a Foundation of Boundaries with Dean Fox06/25/2019
    43:12
  13. 21.
    Encouraging Students to Make Friends06/17/2019
    25:54
  14. 22.
    Homestay Family Mindset with Jodi Johl06/10/2019
    35:21
  15. 23.
    Top 5 Things To Not Do as a Homestay Parent06/03/2019
    33:40
  16. 24.
    Food Culture and Improving Your Food Relationship with Carla Beer-Carpenter05/27/2019
    45:17
  17. 25.
    Financial Reality of Hosting Homestay Students05/20/2019
    42:28
  18. 26.
    Positivity, an Open Heart, and Hosting in Toronto with Rosalyn Benatar05/13/2019
    34:39
  19. 27.
    Parenting and Being a Mom to International Students for Mother's Day05/06/2019
    31:40
  20. 28.
    Awkwardness and Complexities on English Language and Communication04/29/2019
    30:51
  21. 29.
    Top 5 Reasons to Host an International Student04/22/2019
    41:50
  22. 30.
    Creativity and Curiosity for Learning English with Greg Demmons From Real English Victoria04/15/2019
    35:35
  23. 31.
    Rest for Productivity04/08/2019
    37:36
  24. 32.
    Returning April 8th, 201904/01/2019
    2:05
  25. 33.
    Your Student Arrival Guide with a Homework Assignment02/11/2019
    26:31
  26. 34.
    Chinese Food Culture and Cooking with Students for Chinese New Year02/04/2019
    39:25
  27. 35.
    Emotional Bonds and Departure Rituals For When Students Are Leaving01/28/2019
    32:11
  28. 36.
    Applying To Be A Homestay Host01/21/2019
    38:57
  29. 37.
    Resolutions, Goal Setting, and Fears for Hosting Your First International Student01/14/2019
    33:57
  30. 38.
    Still On Break - Bonus Episode 101/07/2019
    3:25
  31. 39.
    Reflection on Relationships, New Beginnings, Health and Soul-Satisfying Decisions12/31/2018
    32:23
  32. 40.
    Sharing Holiday and Christmas Traditions with Students Who Study Abroad12/24/2018
    25:30
  33. 41.
    Diversity, Discrimination, and Balancing Canadian and Japanese Studies with Yoko12/17/2018
    43:16
  34. 42.
    Board Games, Video Games and All the Things to Interact with Your Student12/10/2018
    49:25
  35. 43.
    Building Your Network of People in the World with Veteran Host Parent Mel Kilpatrick12/03/2018
    40:39
  36. 44.
    Advocating For and Supporting International Students11/26/2018
    47:37
  37. 45.
    Selecting International Students for Your Homestay Family11/19/2018
    44:10
  38. 46.
    Canadian Student Life, Parental Pressure Studying Abroad, and a Passion for Music with Jenny11/12/2018
    38:59
  39. 47.
    Weaving Birthday Traditions with Cross Cultural Experiences11/05/2018
    38:06
  40. 48.
    Traditions of Halloween Past and How We Get International Students Involved Today10/29/2018
    37:25
  41. 49.
    The One About Erin10/22/2018
    32:56
  42. 50.
    The One About Mary10/22/2018
    31:19
  43. 51.
    Trailer09/24/2018
    0:45

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