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International Students
International Students

Learn English meaning of ‘international students’

Date: Apr 11 2016

Themes: Friend, School, Travel

Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns

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Many students love to travel and explore the world. Becoming an international exchange student is a great way to do this. You can live in another country, take classes in a second language, and visit incredible tourist attractions. This is a great way to learn about cross-cultural values. It is also a wonderful way to learn a new language. And most international exchange students can get help from a language tutor.

If you can’t travel, you can always think about hosting an international exchange student. When you host an exchange student, you share your home and your life with this person. Most exchange students live with a host family for six months or one year. In the beginning, there is usually a language barrier, but later, you will be able to speak together more easily.

Jessica’s friends are hosting an exchange student. Listen as she talks about this exciting experience with Andy.

Dialog

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Jessica

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Jessica:  My good friends are actually hosting an international exchange student.

Andy_H:  Hey, that’s great!

Jessica:  I know. It’s really cool! There is a little bit of a language barrier, but that’s to be expected.

Andy_H:  You know, there always is with international students. I actually worked as a writing tutor with English as a Second Language students.

Jessica:  That’s cool.

Andy_H:  And there’s always going to be a language barrier that is further than just understanding words and more about understanding concepts. For the most part, I haven’t met any international students that were anything short of very nice and very humble.

Jessica:  Their student is incredibly kind. And they’re actually allowing me to join them. It’s almost as if I’m on vacation. We are going to different tourist attractions around town.

Andy_H:  And that’s one of the things I love about international students is the cross-cultural values that they teach you. And when you yourself are an international student, that’s when you really get to realize that we’re all here for each other.

Jessica:  Absolutely!

 

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Discussion

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Jessica tells Andy about her friends who are hosting an international exchange student. They invited Jessica to join them, and together, they are visiting many tourist attractions. Jessica says that it is sometimes difficult to understand this student’s English, but she is very kind.

Andy thinks that it is wonderful to spend time with exchange students. He worked as an ESL writing tutor in the past, and he knows what it’s like to have a language barrier. However, he also loves that people can help each other to understand more. He thinks that international students and host families can teach each other about cross-cultural values.

Did you ever host an exchange student? Do you want to be an exchange student?

 

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CharmYou

CharmYou

Ireland

I am now an International student studying in Ireland and to be honest the International students from all over the world are really anything short of very nice and very humble. The native Irish students here usually hang with their own group and are a bit exclusive, but the International students are always nice and friendly.

08:58 PM Apr 29 2016 |

houda111

Morocco

To be an international exchange student is an opportunity to strengthen one’s language.It also oppens doors to visit many tourist attractions and it enables thestudent to learn cross-cultural values.If only i had had a chance to be an international exchange student.

10:47 AM Apr 13 2016 |

joao correia

Brazil

I’m never ever an host but I want to be an exchange student one day or just travel for work it  would be so nice too.

12:56 AM Apr 13 2016 |

kowatch

kowatch

Hungary

During my university studies there was an opportunity to spend a semester abroad with the help of Erasmus program but I did not seize that oppurtunity. Now I regret that I were not so brave to travel somewhere far from my home alone.


To be an exchange student is great chance to improve your english skills and you may learn some about the actual country’s langugae too.

06:51 PM Apr 11 2016 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

I didnt have this chance in my school period,there were no these facilities,oppurtunities in my time ..its really wonderful chance for students today .


but ı had another chance ” international worker ” its little different but very same ,very similar too..ı went to another countries ,cities for working ..ı saw very different ,beautiful,interesting places..different people..cultures..religions,faiths,religious buildings..different habits,traditions..historical and natural places..


life is beautiful with travels,trips )))

Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad

Iraq

I haven’t been an international exchange students but I’ve participated in conferences with ppl from different parts of the world and it was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget ! Non forgettable experience! I really love to be an international exchange students and explore the world , I’m actually planning to finish my studying abroad;)

hermitlady

China


No . I never was an exchange student and never hosted an exchange student. But I really want to be an exchange student.



For a person who want to learn English but don’t have the english environment and is not possible to go to aboard , there is a best way to be an exchange student or hosting an exchange students.


07:25 AM Apr 11 2016 |

sunny_ling88

China

I want to be an international exchange student, which would be interesting and i can learn a lot about cross-cultural values, I also welcome another exchange students come to my home we would have a fun.

03:25 AM Apr 11 2016 |

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