I liked it (my TFN family) most that we did a lot of things together. They often took me off campus and I enjoyed that very much. If you live on campus and have no car, it’s hard to get around, so I was always happy when we did something together. It was also a kind of family-feeling and I didn’t felt alone. It was a good distraction from studying. I also liked that they had kids, so it’s even more like a family. I got it from my host mum Jenifer:”Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.”
How far we travel in life matters far less than those we meet along the way.
I had a great experience and encourage all international students to sign up for TFN. I felt like I gained a new family on the opposite side of the world.