Please type your reflection response directly in the box below, or copy and paste from a Word Document/ Your paper should be written well (i.e., focused, organized, and with a professional tone and language). The Home Away from Home program connects international students with non-international students. The core idea is to develop friendships and support for students who are new to the U.S.
In the first assignment, you wrote about your experience in trying something new and how you learned from it. One of the goals of Home Away from Home is to learn about another culture as well as develop a greater understanding of yourself. International students can often be frustrated at making friends with American students. The reverse can also be true where non-international students (i.e. U.S. American students) have difficulty connecting with international students. Based on your experiences, what are are some significant barriers to international and non-international students connecting? What is the cause of these barriers? If you were to create a program that helps develop better community between international and non-international students, what would that be?