Hi! I’m Eunsun Cho from South Korea. I came to Vancouver on January and I just graduated from EC.
Many students who study English in Canada do homestays. I also had chosen to do a homestay and I stayed with my host family for 6 months.
My family’s members are dad, mom and two sons and they are a Vietnamese. My host dad really loves parties and music and he is an active person. My host mom cooks very well!!! Sometimes she searches Google for Korean recipes and it’s always awesome! So delicious!!! Actually, thanks to that, I didn’t miss Korean food haha.
We did lots of things together and made so many memories. We went had a picnic and kayaked on the lake. I couldn’t ride a bike before, but I can do it really well now because of my host dad.
The most memorable moment is was birthday party. My birthday was on February 13th and my host dad’s birthday is on February 11th. So he invited his friends and family and had a surprise birthday party for me. Though we had just met that time, they sang for me and sincerely congratulated me on my birthday. I really enjoyed that time and I never felt lonely. They were always treating me as part of their family. I also love my host family as if they were my own family members. I’m so sad because I have to go back to Korea soon. However, I’ll never forget my host family.
You may feel uncomfortable to stay with a host family, but if you open your own mind and respect each other, you will have a nice time with them. I hope everyone has a memorable time in Vancouver.
Advice for Future Students
I only want to emphasize that you guys should be open-minded and just enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience 🙂