I could not be any happier with the Host family I had for Spring semester. My host family consisted of my host mom and dad (Heidi and Jesper) and younger host siblings Tobias and Sarah. I am so sad that my time with them had to end so soon but I want to give you all a glimpse of my home in Denmark.
This is what my room looked like, super cute and simple.
One of the challenges I had with my host family was the language barrier, Heidi knew the most English and the rest of my host family found it difficult to communicate with me. Since I took Danish I in Fall semester and was also taking Danish II for Spring semester, I was able to figure out what they were talking about. I never felt left out because Heidi always translated what they were talking about. We used google translate voice to communicate when Heidi was not around but many times Heidi was there to translate.
My host siblings were super sweet. Sarah loves horses and would go horse riding every week. Tobias loves computers and is very energetic. He would play his video games a lot. One of my favorite memories with Sarah and Tobias is playing the Dance game on the Wii.
Many times we all had dinner together but at times Heidi or Sarah were not there because of work or Horse riding. We watched X factor Friday nights and movie night on Saturdays with a lot of snacks. This was my favorite thing to do as a whole family because we were all able to do something together and language barrier did not matter. We have also done other things here and there such as playing soccer,going to the mall or going to the Vestamager Nature center.
I am so grateful to have had such an awesome host family! We keep in touch through social media and I am so lucky to be able to have a forever home in Denmark. I can not wait until they visit California so I can show them around.
If you are debating between Home stay and another housing option, I definitely recommend Home stay but then again I might be bias because I chose Home stay (its that good of a housing option) the whole year 😛