Name: Audrey Canova
Programme details: 4 months, part-time study and internship experience
University: Universität Zürich & Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule
Audrey decided to spend the duration of her internship with a Chinese family, as part of a homestay
“I wanted to experience life in China as a Chinese person, not as a foreigner, and to improve my language skills on a day to day Chinese basis, and not just from a professional point of view during my working hours.”
The family host foreign interns for several reasons, including helping to expose their son Micky to new cultures and languages.
“We hope Micky can get to know some different cultures of other countries. By being a host family, we can also learn new languages. Micky’s English has improved a lot, this is why we choose to be a host family.”