We had a foreign exchange student for a year, so if you have any more questions, just send me a message.
When she first arrived, we took photos. A few days later, I had them developed, and got her help in putting them into a scrapbook. I wish we had kept this up! She lost her camera while she was here and when home with very few pictures! I would recommend this as a great activity every couple of days. It's a good way to review and remember what she's done, and build her vocabulary in a friendly way.
How old is the child? All kids may feel a bit homesick or shy. Try to cook a few meals that they are familiar with, to comfort them, even though they came to your country to experience your foods.
Ask the child to prepare a favorite meal, and teach you how to fix it. Great for building relationship, and for learning. Most exchange students expect to do this anyway.
Take a trip to someplace special or interesting in your area.
at 12:54 AM on Jun. 26, 2011