How do I welcome two teenagers from Kazakhstan?
December 16, 2013 9:14 AM Subscribe
For Christmas my family is hosting two teenagers (~12 yrs old) from Kazakhstan. They are in town for a hockey tournament, and the place where the team is staying is closing for the nights of the 24th and 25th, so we are taking them on while other families take other members of the team.
Help us make them feel welcome while being so far away from home!
posted by TheyCallItPeace to Human Relations (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We would like to make them as comfortable and welcome as possible, but we know next to nothing about Kazakhstan. We also have no family members around that age -- we are all much older (~mid 30s) or much younger (low single digits).
- would a dog in the house be a problem?
- any particular customs we should be aware of?
- any aspect of North American culture that may seem very odd to people from Kazkhstan?
- what stocking stuffers might they like?
[Please keep the Borat jokes to a minimum]