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Foreign exchange students and their hostfamilies

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A foreign exchange student is a subclass of an international student, and is somebody who goes to study in another country and while there lives as a member of another family. It is not simply somebody who rents a room or meets some people, but a person who is considered a part of a household. A family of a foreign exchange student is called hostfamily, and that person will have hostparents, hostsisters, hostbrothers, etc. Such relationships often last for longer than a person actually stays with the particular family.

This is a project for all those who are or have been foreign exchange students and are researching their host families. And for those host parents who want to add their exchange students to their trees.

How to

In order to add a person as your hostfather or hostmother you can do the following:

  1. Select your entry in the tree and chose "add parent" selecting correct gender.
  2. Fill out the information as usual.
  3. Maybe add a second hostparent as well.
  4. Reopen your information, and go to Relationships tab. In there you need to select the newly added parent(s). You will be able to change the relationship status. The most logical one is "foster parents".

You should note that after such a procedure you will have two (or perhaps more) sets of parents. You can then chose your real parents by pressing on the number and selecting "default" family to show when displaying your tree.

The easiest way to switch to your hostparents tree after you have selected your biological parents is to use the search.

Known bugs

Exchange programmes