Happy Spring to all of our host families!
As most of you know your housing team sent out this quarters “Availability Questionnaire” to your emails. Here’s some Q&A about that email that we hope you’ll find helpful.
Q: Why is it so important that we fill this out EVERY SINGLE quarter especially if there have not been any changes?
A: Because every quarter we have to have an address for all our students who are in GRC housing program for immigration purposes.
Q: Why do I always have to have my students ID numbers to give to you?
A: Because we don’t know their American nicknames & we need confirmation from you what specific students are living in your home. Student ID is the easiest way for our record keeping.
Q: If I have 3 bedrooms available but I only want 1 student this quarter, is that ok? What if I want to change from hosting girls to boys or vice versa?
A: Of course you can make any changes at any time! It’s your home & we respect whatever you wish. You can change your preferences at any time, no problem. The Availability Questionnaire is a great time to let us know of any changes you want. Remember, you can always change your mind again. No problem.
Q: Does my GRC housing team like to receive chocolate & flowers as gifts???
A: Why yes, yes they do!! 🙂
Also, this Availability Questionnaire email time is a great opportunity so share any stories with us. We love hearing what wonderful experiences you all have. It means a lot to us & reminds us why we love our careers!
Here’s an example from the Meek family, “We will have had Beyond & Kevin for one year as of March. They are such kind young men very respectful we really enjoy having them and my kids call them like brothers. It’s such a fun experience. We plan to treat them to dinner at Applebee’s for their one year anniversary to celebrate one year in America. This is so exciting for us! “
If you did not receive an Availability Questionnaire from us, please check your junkbox in your email or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to send you one.
We cannot tell you all enough how much we appreciate your dedication to GRC students & program. You all are thought of fondly!
IP Housing Team