Page tree

The University of York logo with Centre for Global Programmes written underneath

Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Host Family Accommodation and General Welfare Issues

We hold a weekly meeting with a class representative (appointed by their classmates) and ask the following questions: 

  • What are you enjoying about staying with your host families?

  • What food have you enjoyed with your host families?

  • Do you have any questions about your host family stay?

  • Do you have any problems with your host family stay?  Perhaps we can help.

  • Is anyone feeling unwell?

  • Do you have any travel plans?

  • Are there any social events that you would like to go to?

  • Is there anything else that we can help you with?


Before this meeting, class reps should hold a class meeting to discuss the above questions.

Any issues which arise as part of this meeting are followed up by the administrator or administration team.


Campus Accommodation and General Welfare Issues

We hold a weekly meeting with a class representative (appointed by their classmates) and ask the following questions: 

  • Do you have any questions about your campus stay?

  • Do you have any problems with your campus stay?.

  • Is anyone feeling unwell?

  • Do you have any travel plans?

  • Are there any social events that you would like to go to?

  • Is there anything else that we can help you with?


Before this meeting, class reps should hold a class meeting to discuss the above questions.

Any issues which arise as part of this meeting are followed up by the administrator or administration team.


Academic Issues

The programme manager also attends the weekly class representative meeting and asks the rep the following questions:

  • What lessons or activities have been most helpful this week?
  • How have you found the level of the lessons this week? Too easy, just right, too hard.
  • What kind of lessons or activities would you like more of on this programme?
  • Did you enjoy your class this this week?
  • How are your journals going? Do you have any questions about the journal assignment?
  • How is your project going? Do you have any questions about the project?
  • Do you have any other questions or comments about the programme?


The answers to these questions are discussed at the end of week meeting between programme manager and tutors and any issues that have arisen are dealt with at this point, if not before. 



Role-plays

Both the CGP admin team and the teaching team use workshops and role-plays in the classroom at the start of the course to bring up some potential issues which can arise with host families due to cultural differences. These sessions allow our students to have a better understanding of what living with a host family is like and help equip the students on how to deal with any misunderstandings before they became a problem.

  • No labels