Should we host a male foreign exchange student from Germany?
The simple truth is that you won’t. The best advise that I can offer is to talk to your children, explain to them what will happen and ask them their thoughts and opinions and ask them if that will be okay with them since even though you are the parent and the adult, it is them who in the end will be ‘put out’ by having to share a room – so make sure they are comfortable. If you are wondering if everyone will get along, then that you will just never know, all I can suggest is that you read up on everything that is involved and try to learn as much as you can about his country and culture and try to make him feel at home as possible, making for as smooth a transition as you can. I am sure more people with more experience than I about hosting exchange students will be along shortly to offer you better advise.