Eastern vs. Western Valentine’s Day: Cultural Celebrations of Romance

Stories of romantic love surround the history of both the Western celebration of romance as well its Eastern counterparts. Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian holiday honoring Saint Valentine, while the Chinese day of ... Read More

Holiday Highlights! – Celebrating with my Host Student

Each school year our host families from across the US welcome international students into their family. Our students will try new foods, meet new people, forge bonds, and for many celebrate the holidays for the first time. Below y... Read More

Pork Dumplings – The Perfect Recipe for Lunar New Year | Cooking Corner

Dumplings are the perfect way to gather your family and host student to make an easy and delicious dinner. During the Lunar New Year celebration, dumplings are commonly eaten because of their resemblance to gold and silver ingots ... Read More

Chinese (Lunar) New Year Red Envelope Tradition & Meaning

Chinese New Year, also called “Spring Festival” has more than 4,000 years of history originating during the Shang Dynasty. It is the most important annual event for China and one of many Lunar New Year celebrations in ... Read More

How Much Do Host Families Get Paid? Cambridge Network Stipend Process

Wondering about our stipend process? Cambridge Network provides a monthly stipend to each approved host family who houses a Cambridge Network student. This payment is intended to cover the cost of having an additional person in th... Read More

Cambridge Homestay Travel Policy | Homestay Happenings

At Cambridge Network, we strive to assure student safety to the greatest extent possible, have knowledge of a student’s location and ensure that students participate in host family activities and school programs, through Cambrid... Read More