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Nuria holding sweetcorn fritters

This blog post was written by one of International House Bristol's host families. Jonathan and Gail have been hosting since 2011.​


When our first student of 2020, 14 years old Nuria from Peru, arrived on 5th January, it was clear she wanted to learn more than English.

It helps that she's a creative person who loves art and architecture. This was clear when she helped us in the kitchen, learning to make sweetcorn fritters and home made pizzas. We also had fun making some hand made candles.

She loved looking at Bristol's buildings and in the evenings we played some games together.

"Your host family can teach you about Bristol and English culture in addition to the teachers at school" says Nuria. "This helps you get the most from your visit."

Staying with a host family is about more than somewhere to eat and sleep. It's about being part of the home, sharing something of your culture and learning something of ours.


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