Greetings Host Families!
It's hard to believe that we're already half way through the month of October! It feels like we were just meeting our new international students at the airport and introducing them to campus. September and early October brought us many activities including a trip to the Mall of America to pick up warm winter clothes, Homecoming events, and a visit to our campus lab farms! It's been fun to see students taking advantage of all of the great events on campus like yoga, bingo, and UWRF athletic events. Everyone seems to be having a great start to the year!
In the month of October your student will face their first wave of exams. They will be busy studying for tests and preparing for presentations. It may be especially stressful for our new students since it will be their first time experiencing mid-terms in the US. Be sure to check in with your student - ask about their classes and exams and encourage them to take a break from their studies too. Invite them to your home for dinner, go to a movie or meet up for coffee and conversation. Sometimes 20 minutes is all it takes for a student to feel re-energized and ready to hit the books again.
Check out the Student Events and Activities Calendar for more details about upcoming events that you and your student can participate in. October is also a great time to introduce your student to some of your family's fall traditions - visit an apple orchard, carve pumpkins, check out a corn maze or go on a haunted hayride! There's still time to sign your family up for UWRF’s Family Day on Saturday, October 19! You are a family after all so why not partake in the festivities!? Check out the schedule of events and register your family today!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-425-4444!
Thank you for all that you do!
With Falcon Pride,
Check out the Host Family Handbook for more information about being a Host Family and to view a list of activities you can do with your student!