The reception of young foreign students is a habit for our family. We love to see these young people discovering the French way of life, exchanging on the cultural, social and gastronomic plans.
Site visits or walks that we make with them are opportunities for us to multiply our pleasure to receive. Young people are mostly curious and it is a pleasure for us to help them practice their French in favor of the many discussions we have with them.
The last student we hosted last summer, Hareuka, a young Japanese woman, has given us so much happiness that the level of trade was rewarding with pleasure.
The only downside is that the host is rarely followed by exchange of letters or emails. Young people go back into their environment to live their own life. However, we hope that what we tried to transmit will permit to build a very small part of the adults they will become.
28/02/2012, BEAUDELIN FAMILY
Our adventure started three years ago on a winter evening: I was reading "La dépêche" and I saw this article about AcTIF looking for host families for Spanish students.
Being ourselves of Spanish origin, I wanted to provide more things to the young. We have three children: three girls. The adventure began in July 2010 with the arrival of Carlos, a brilliant, extraordinary, 17 years Sevillian that we see again every summer. We have linked more than friendship.
Then we hosted Nieves, in July 2011, a 16 year old Spaniard, shy but very nice too.
And there is six months, in August 2011, we received Tracy, 24 years old, a Brazilian lawyer. He stayed six months with us. It was a rich experience.
These are our experiences in this fantastic association. Thank you to Christine who shared her personal experience with us.
In conclusion, I would say that even if we lived fantastic things with all those young people, don’t get to attached.
27/02/2012, Fabienne and Georges
First experience: yet it's positive. Yoshihiro is respectful of our habits; he decided to live as much as possible as a person from Toulouse especially for meals. The morning schedules are well respected. For outings, we can trust him, and his tutor assistance is helpful. Only problem: complete the form.
23/02/2012, DAL COMPARE Family
I received Nanami, Japanese student enrolled at the University of Mirail for 1 month. She was impressive in her ability to work and her pursuit of perfection. A wheat field piqued her curiosity and we followed all the work of the harvest to the mill of Brignemont. We have witnessed the transformation of the grain in organic flour. We used it to make a homemade French bread which she really enjoyed. Her stay was a pleasure for both of us!