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International Hospitality Program Looking for Host Families

There are 2 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 19, 2013, titled International Hospitality Program Looking for Host Families. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The International Hospitality Program is celebrating 60 years of pairing UVA students from other countries with families in Charlottesville.

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lgjhere

Glendale, CA

#1 Jul 22, 2013
Being an international student in the US isn't easy, given our complex culture and language. An interesting new worldwide book/ebook that helps is "What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to Understand Crazy American Culture, People, Government, Business, Language and More.” It paints a revealing picture of America for those who will benefit from a better understanding, including international students. Endorsed worldwide by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it also identifies “foreigners” who became successful in the US and how they contributed to our society, including students.
A chapter on education explains how to be accepted to an American university and cope with such things as a new culture, friendship process and classroom differences they will encounter. Some stay here after graduation. It has chapters that explain how US businesses operate and how to get a job (which differs from most countries), a must for those who want to work for an American firm here or overseas. It also has chapters that identify the most common English grammar and speech problems foreigners have and tips for easily overcoming them, the number one stumbling block they say they have to succeeding here.
Most struggle in their efforts and need guidance from schools’ international departments, immigration protection, host families, concerned neighbors and fellow students, and books like this to extend a cultural helping hand so we all have a win-win situation. Good luck to all! www.AmericaAtoZ.com
Bill Bray

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 22, 2013
Nice job Kristin!
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