The holiday season

Happy holidays from EF! Now is the time for your family and student to embrace the true meaning of cultural exchange by sharing traditions and creating new memories together. We asked some of our experienced host families advice on how to make the most of the holiday season. Hear their tips below!

Here are a few more ideas on how to best share the holiday spirit:
  • Embrace your family's holiday traditions together, like decorating the Christmas tree or baking holiday treats.
  • Go on an adventure. Does your town have a tree lighting ceremony? How about a ski mountain or ice skating rink?
  • Have your student prepare a holiday dish from home that they usually eat this time of year. You may find that your culinary traditions are more similar than you think!
  • Countdown to midnight with your student on New Year's Eve. Don't forget to watch the ball drop in Times Square in New York City!

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