For the the thirty participants of the NSLIY program, homestay is a brand new but exciting experience. The families that are hosting the participants work very hard to present authentic Chinese life styles to them. They treat their guests like a second son or daughter of their own. Here are some of the pictures shared from the families. Enjoy!
Bradley carefully plans out his next move in the card game he often plays with his host brother.
Si and Isaac prepare hand-made jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) with their host parents.
Angela visits a Confucian Temple near her host family’s hometown.
Emily and Anna show off their singing prowess at KTV, a kind of karaoke that has become extremely popular in China.
Si and Isaac stop for a quick photo with their host families in front of picturesque Xiamen.
Emily tries her hand at riding a tandem bike with her host sister in tow.
(From left to right) Cliff, Bradley, Kevin, and Angela pose with their host siblings during an evening stroll through the city.
Si and Isaac go for a few rounds of tennis with their host families at the court near their homes.