A cambio is all about having fun with learning. From going jetskiing to dining out, visiting a museum to simply hanging out with a group of friends, there’s so many things that you can do with your Guest. Your time spent socialising can also be part of your skills exchange, as we encourage our Guests to make learning fun! The activities you choose will depend on what you Guest is interested in and what there is to do in your local area. Here are a few of our suggestions:
Taking someone new into your home for the first time ever is a reason to be excited — and maybe even a little bit nervous. You may ask yourself, “What do I do? What’s next? How can I be a good Host?” Let us tell you now there is no need to be worried. Your Guest’s stay can be pulled off without so much as a hitch: just follow this easy guide from us!
When you travel to a foreign country there are certain unspoken rules that you need to respect in order to respect the traditions of the people who live there. On a cambio, you are staying in someone’s home, so it is even more important to display cultural sensitivity. If you’re thinking about going on a cambio, then you’re likely the sort of person who is willing to look at the world in new ways, so the idea of cultural sensitivity shouldn’t be new to you. But if going on a cambio is your first real travel experience, then here’s why being accepting of another’s values and beliefs is so important.
You’re ready to leave on your cambio and you can’t wait to meet your host and visit a new city…but at the same time you can’t help feeling nervous because, let’s face it, you might not have ever taught anything before!
The GoCambio philosophy is that every person has something to share with others. Here at GoCambio we are all about authentic travel experiences, and there’s nothing more authentic than an exchange of knowledge between two people, no matter how young or old they are.
Your first GoCambio guest is on the way! But how can you prepare to make this new friend’s trip one they will never forget? Put yourself in their shoes and have a warm welcome waiting for them. A great host knows how to get a house ready for their guest and you should too.
If the following statements sound like you, then you really shouldn’t even think about doing a cambio, because you definitely won’t like it. Not even a bit. Seriously. You should probably just hand in your passport right now, and knock the idea of international travel on the head entirely.
If you’re thinking of heading off for a cambio in Taiwan any time soon, these are eight things you need to know (from a native Taiwan citizen)! These tips will help you better understand your Host and take full advantage of your time in the country.