Hosting an international student is rewarding in many ways, but we also know it can be hard. Not only are you hosting a student from another country, but you’re also inviting a teenager into your home. You’re brave, and we have a great deal of respect for you. 

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What constitutes a “Win” while hosting? 

What motivated you to host a Chinese student in your home? It’s essential to determine that, because your motivation will drive every decision you make as you bring a temporary new family member into your home. 

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The Darkest Moment

May 2nd, 2004.

After two years of study at the University of Michigan, and suffering through two very long winters while there, I finally graduated with an MBA degree.

The caps were thrown, tears were shed, and a bright new future was waiting for me.

Many of my classmates were still trying to find a job while I had an excellent offer to move to Austin, Texas, and work for Dell. I came to this “promised land” for a dream, and now the “American dream” was right in front of me. I even test-drove a BMW, my dream car at that time.

This moment of my life was supposed to be the happiest one, but it was the darkest time of my life.

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Here are the top ten things you should know:

Not only did you miss the dinner, but we missed you as well! At Premier Education we’re all about family, and when family members, like you, aren’t with us we feel incomplete. 


This year Premier Education will welcome 29 junior high and high school students to live in the great city of Austin for the 2018-2019 school year. It’s an exciting time filled with new relationships, schools and homes. We’re excited to see how God works through their time here.

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With the approval from the students’ parents, host parents and PREP, students will be allowed to learn how to drive and secure a driver license. Their application will be reviewed on case by case basis.

There are many driving schools/online driving courses that you can choose. For sake of convenience, I am using Austin Driving School as an example as they have many locations. Another excellent option especially for families in Cedar Park and Round Rock area is Wilco Driving School. The owner teaches and does the testing, so students can be less intimidated by the actual road test. 

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