3 Common Cultural Misunderstandings
August 3, 2015
Gphomestay's Residential Team and Program Solutions Team are thrilled by the vast majority of relationships we observe between students and their American families. Nevertheless, misunderstandings... Read more
Cake vs. Noodles: How Chinese Birthdays Differ
May 1, 2015
Today's post is brought to you by gphomestay's Programs Solutions Team.   Overview In China, the practice of celebrating one’s birthday is a relatively new phenomenon brought about by... Read more
Humor in China
April 25, 2015
Today's post was written by gphomestay's Program Solutions Team.   Picture this: you just made a joke in your classroom, and everyone, except for your international students, is laughing.... Read more
4 Ways to Increase your Chinese Students’ Class Participation
November 4, 2014
One common question the Program Solutions Team receives is how educators can encourage their Chinese students to be more vocal in class. While there are a few general suggestions we recommend that... Read more
Common Communication Differences
September 21, 2014
For common issues such as these, we ask that host families attempt to resolve the issue on their own. However, some issues require either disciplinary action or mediation. Gphomestay Residential... Read more

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