A DIS Host Family



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 A happy Danish host family for 14 years  and how it all ended.

How to survive being a host family:

You have to be outgoing.

Adjustable to new habits is a must.

Busy fast food families forget it.

Your benefits:

It keeps you young.

You make new friends.

It widens your horizons.

It improves your English and keeps it updated

The drawbacks:

Your private life gets less private.

It just might end disastrous.
The Shock (click)

The prize:

We are still in contact with half of the 35 students who stayed with us.

9 mothers came from US to visit their student daughters here.

We attended 3 weddings in US.

We have visited 13 students and 6 families  in US - a few more than once.

We have enjoyed revisits from 5 former students. A few more than once.

Anna, now 4 years old,  visited us first time the Summer 2006 with her mum - an US- DIS student from 1996

How did we manage

Comments and questions are welcome e-mail:  family@dishostfamily.dk

In Danish



A  happy experience   ended in a   shock for a lifetime

or check

The Fate of a Host Family (.pdf)


Anna's 1st visit 2006

was followed up in 2010 & 2012


A few names have been kept anonymous for obvous reasons.

Kirsten Mahr  and        Leif Olsen



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New Hampshire, USA

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