Orientation for host families
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 32

Orientation for Host Families PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 63 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Orientation for Host Families. District 6690. Introduction . Welcome Our goal – Making World A Better Place Thank you for your participation !!!. Hosting Rotary Clubs. Hosting Rotary Clubs. District xxxx Organization. What You Will Learn Today. Closeness of new friends (family of Rotary)

Download Presentation

Orientation for Host Families

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Orientation for host families

Orientation for Host Families

District 6690


Introduction

Introduction

  • Welcome

  • Our goal – Making World A Better Place

  • Thank you for your participation !!!

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Hosting rotary clubs

Hosting Rotary Clubs

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Hosting rotary clubs1

Hosting Rotary Clubs

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


District xxxx organization

District xxxx Organization

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


What you will learn today

What You Will Learn Today

  • Closeness of new friends (family of Rotary)

  • Rotary expectations

  • Helpful ideas for you

  • Calendar of activities

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Orientation for host families

CHALLENGES FOR THE ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT

ARE MANY

Your

Community

Host

Families

School

Exchange

Student /

Rotary

Counselor

Host

Rotary

Club

Friends in

High School

Host

Rotary

District

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Rotary support structure

Rotary Support Structure

  • Rotary Club

  • Rotary Youth Exchange Committee

  • Rotary Counselor

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Counselor responsibilities

Counselor Responsibilities

  • Maintain contact with student and family

    • Show continued interest & support

    • Resolve problems before problems get big

  • Register student at school

  • Ensure that student receives monthly allowance

  • Keep club YE committee informed

  • get Rotary club membership involved

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Items rotary counselor must hold for student

Items Rotary Counselor Must Hold for Student

  • Paid for return airline ticket

  • Emergency fund ($350) deposited in a bank

  • Passport and DS-2019

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Student challenges

Student Challenges

  • Adapting to host families and new culture

  • Doing well in school

  • Homesickness & making close friends

  • Speaking English

  • Following the rules of Rotary

  • Getting involved in Rotary club and community

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


1 host family expectations

1. Host Family Expectations

  • Treat student as member of the family

  • Delegate daily responsibilities for the home

  • Assist student in finding right friends

  • Be prepared to say “No” when appropriate

  • Ensure students dress & present themselves appropriately

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


1 sample family rules

1. Sample Family Rules

  • Be on time

  • Curfew

  • Do school homework

  • No telephone after certain hour

  • Help with chores (cleaning dishes, mowing lawn, etc.)

See list of questions to ask on yeoresources.org

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


1 use of telephone

1. Use of Telephone

  • Explain how it works; set rules for use

  • Limit calls to country (family, friends)

    • Helps them to overcome homesickness

  • Ensure no phone bills ($100, $500, $1,000)

  • Telephone calling card for student calling home

    • buy at Wal-Mart (ATT International Card)

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


1 use of family computer

1. Use of Family Computer

  • Do not let student spend too much time on computer

  • Limit or prohibit downloading information

  • Explain no visits to pornography sites, etc.

  • Limit the use of AOL Instant Messenger or MSN or other IM programs

  • Ensure not too many e-mails to family and friends back home

    • Makes adapting to our culture more difficult

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


2 expectations at school

2. Expectations at School

  • Ensure clear understanding of school credits while they are here (often answer is “None”)

  • Usually “not allowed to graduate”

  • Remind them to say thank you to school teachers

  • Write letter introducing student & RYE to teachers)

  • Ensure regular class attendance and proper attention to work

  • Assure school missed work will be completed

    • Rotary will take students out of school at times

    • They are expected to make up work

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


2 varsity sports at school

2. Varsity Sports at School

  • Students who have already graduated cannot play on Varsity team

    • May be able play on Junior Varsity (JV)

  • Participation in varsity athletics requires approval from state (and may cost $$)

    • School has paperwork

    • Student is expected to pay own costs for sports

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


3 making close friends

3. Making Close Friends

  • A major challenge to YE students

  • Help in finding clubs for student to join

    • Interact (in many of the schools)

    • Sports

    • Theater

    • Band, orchestra

  • Active participation is good cure for homesickness

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


3 limit visits with other exchange students

3. Limit Visits with Other Exchange Students

  • Rotary provides many opportunities for exchange students to get together

  • Their initiative -- to make American friends

  • Limit birthday party invitations to American students and exchange students close by

    • Transportation can be difficult

    • Can cause family frustration

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


4 speaking english

4. Speaking English

  • Sometimes students speak own language

    • Considered quite rude

    • Forces others away from you

  • This can be major problem

  • Ensure students actively work to improve

    • Good computer programs available

    • Don’t be afraid to correct student’s English

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


5 serious rules of rotary

5. Serious Rules of Rotary

  • No drinking

  • No driving

    • including no drivers’ education class

  • No serious dating

  • Obeying the law

    • No smoking

    • No drugs

    • No shoplifting, etc.

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


5 problem solving

5. Problem Solving

  • Some problems will occur

  • Student should ask for help, in this order

    • Host family

    • Club counselor

    • Club youth exchange officer

    • District Youth exchange committee

  • Host families must not let small problems become big problems. Ask for help.

    • Club counselor

    • Club Youth Exchange officer

    • District Youth Exchange Committee

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


6 student protection guidelines

6. Student Protection Guidelines

  • What to do if your exchange student tells you of Harassment and/or Abuse

    • Listen attentively & let him/her know it was right to tell you

    • Assure him/her that they are not to blame

    • Remain calm and make sure student feels safe

    • Encourage student to share with you what happened and who was involved

    • Make detailed notes including date & time

    • Don’t promise to keep secrets & explain the necessity of informing the District Chair

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


6 student protection guidelines1

6. Student Protection Guidelines

  • Keep Communications Open

    • Assure student that you can jointly address his/her concerns/problem

  • Report the Case to the District Chair and the Club Counselor Immediately

  • Don’t Investigate

    • Leave this to the proper authorities

  • Support the Student Emotionally

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


6 student protection guidelines2

6. Student Protection Guidelines

  • District xxxx has two non-Rotarian Counselors

    • Male Counselor

      • Home phone:

      • Office phone:

    • Female Counselor

      • Home phone:

      • Office phone:

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


7 student getting involved

7. Student Getting Involved

  • Active involvement in Rotary and community essential to be good ambassador

    • Rotary meetings

    • Orientations for American students

    • Programs to Rotary clubs

    • Programs to schools and clubs

  • Help student to say “yes” and to be proud to be ambassador for their country and Rotary

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


7 activities

7. Activities

  • Sharing family activities (even if not favorite thing to do)

  • Rotary Club

    • Meetings and socials

    • Fund Raisers

    • Other activities

  • District (see follow-up slides)

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


7 rotary district activities

7. Rotary District Activities

  • YE Orientation (mandatory)

  • District Conference (mandatory)

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Student s role as ambassador

Student’s Role as Ambassador

  • Students portray their whole country

    • By their attitude

    • By their decisions

    • By their appearance

    • By their willingness to do for others

  • Students make a difference; so much depends on their desire to be ambassador

  • Reminders from counselor and host family needed

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


One last request

One Last Request

  • Student’s Name, Address &Telephone # must be kept current in US SEVIS database

  • Please inform [Inbound Chair] when student moves families and provide the needed information including host family e-mail

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Summary

Summary

  • THANK YOU !!!!!!!!

    • We have a great year planned

    • Program will not work without dedicated counselors and host families

    • We are more than eager to help

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


Where to get more information

Where to get more information

  • District committee

    • - District Chair

      • Phone:

      • E-mail:

    • - Outbound Chair

      • Phone:

      • E-mail:

    • - Short Term Chair

      • Phone:

      • E-mail:

  • Ohio Erie website – www.OhioErie.org

District xxxx Host Family Orientation


  • Login