How Host Families Help International Students Succeed Academically

When my husband and I hosted our first student, a darling Japanese girl named Minori, we knew communication was going to be a challenge when she would answer questions like, “Would you like cereal or toast for breakfast?” with... Read More

Celebrating Lunar New Year and Preventing International Student Homesickness | Dear Angela

Dear Angela, I know Lunar New Year is one of the biggest times in Asia for celebrating with family, like during Thanksgiving or Christmas here. How can I help my international student enjoy the Lunar New Year while they’re i... Read More

Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán) Recipes | Cooking Corner

Lunar New Year is the most important and popular holiday in many East Asian countries. Vietnamese New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán), or Tết for short, translates to “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”. In Vietnamese, ... Read More

Asian Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes | Cooking Corner

Thanksgiving is a chance for families to gather together, to feast, and to enjoy being with one another. The holiday is also a meaningful time to show appreciation to those in our lives and a perfect opportunity to include your in... Read More

Planning for Holiday Travel – Host Family and International Student Travel Guidelines

The holiday season is fast approaching! That may mean coordinating travel plans for your family and international student.  The process can be overwhelming, and Cambridge Network is here to help! Please see the summary below of C... Read More

Establishing Boundaries for Video Game Use With Your International Student | Dear Angela

Dear Angela, I am concerned about my international student’s time spent video gaming! I am also worried that her grades are suffering as a result of time playing video games rather than sleeping and studying. I want to help ... Read More