Face Time connects hosts with their student's families
"Whenever we host teenage language students, we always try and email their parents to introduce ourselves and reassure them their sons and daughters are settling in well. Our current student took us one step further.
One evening when she was connected to her father via Face Time, she invited us to join in their conversation. It was a first for us as hosts and we really enjoyed our 10 minute chat with him.
On Bank Holiday Monday we took Julia on a walking tour of Bath and then connected to her mother in the evening.
"It was so nice to be able to introduce my parents to Jonathan and Gail" says 16 years old Julia from Germany. "We had a three-way conversation telling my mother about The Circus, The Crescent, Victoria Park, our picnic lunch by the River Avon and ice creams on
If you are hosting teenage students, or students of any age, maybe you too can connect with their family back home? Speaking all together adds an extra special dimension to the host family and guest experience - just like adding icing to a cake."
- Jonathan and Gail have been hosting for IH Bristol since 2011