The host family

Inbound students on easter break in Denmark

It is important to remember that host families have volunteered to host exchange students, and are looking for a good match for their own family. Host families choose you based on your description of and how well you would fit into their family. While on exchange it is important to remind yourself that families have accepted you into their home because they are interested to get to know you and your culture as well as sharing their own culture, so it is important to engage with your hosts and learn from them.

Families in Denmark are usually small, with people valuing a close and stable family life. Living with a family in Denmark means you be treated very well and they will ensure that you are having a good time. Day-to-day, Danes are known to be very sarcastic so be ready to hear your family say things you think may not make sense. Housework and chores are divided equally within the family’s, as an exchange student your are no different from any other member of the family and you must be prepared to help out around the house or be asked to do things such as clean your room or help with dinner and dishes.

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