OSEA Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology
OSEA HOMESTAY REQUEST and PREFERENCE FORM
This form is to be used by accepted participants in all OSEA Programs.
Ethnography Field School Participants are automatically enrolled in a homestay situation and this form helps us match you up with the appropriate family.
Participants in the Spanish One-Week Course, Maya Immersion, and SELT Teach English may use this form to request to be placed on the wait list for a Homestay lodging and meal option.
If you have any questions or troubles with or feedback about this form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 812 327 5845. Thank you!
Today's DATE, date of the completion and submission of this form.
EVERYONE ANSWER QUESTIONS A,B,C.
Ethnography Field School participants are automatically enrolled in a Homestay lodging and meals with a Maya family. This form is used to match you up with a homestay family.
All other OSEA participants are automatically enrolled in Posada Lodging with Arranged Meals. You must use this form to request a homestay. Filling out this form puts you on the wait-list and does not guarantee that you will be placed with a Homestay Family.
If you are enrolled in one or more week of Spanish and are also participating in another OSEA program,
Question A. Please identify the OSEA program or programs in which you are participating.
Ethnography Field School (6 or 7 week) Program
Ethnography Field School 4 Week Program
SELT Teach English Action Research
Maya Immersion, no intensive Spanish. Dates to be determined
Intensive Spanish ONLY (no other OSEA program)
Intensive Spanish AND (identify the other osea program )
Question B. I am using this form to request to be wait listed for a Homestay.
As a participant in the Ethnography Field School I am automatically provided a Homestay. I need to be matched with a family.
No, I am automatically enrolled in Posada Lodging with Arranged Meals with a family and I want to keep this option.
Yes. I am requesting a Homestay for my lodging & meals during my participation in OSEA programs.
Question C. Which Intensive Spanish Courses are you participating in?
No, I am not participating in an Intensive Spanish course
I am participating in the Spanish course, during the following dates:
QUESTION D. HOMESTAY PREFERENCES AND OBLIGATIONS
ONLY PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE DOING HOMESTAYS OR WHO HAVE REQUESTED A HOMESTAY NEED ANSWER THE QUESTIONS UNDER THIS SECTION
Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of OSEA providing Homestay Option and Participant obligation to comply with expectations.
Yes, I understand and accept these expectations and accept the financial responsibility of food and lodging if I am asked to leave my homestay.
No, I do not accept these terms
I understand that I am required to respect the norms and expectations of behavior of the family that is allowing me into their home and the norms and expectations of OSEA of acceptable, engaged interaction and exchange with my host family.
I understand that if I do not comply with these norms and expectations I will be asked by the OSEA staff to relocate to a Posada living situation at my own additional cost.
I understand that if I choose or am required to relocate from a homestay to posada that the extra cost of paying for the posada and for my meals will be paid by me out of my pocket; and further that this may entail loss of payments made to OSEA and to th
I understand and accept that OSEA retains the right to determine whether I am complying with the norms and expectations of behavior, interaction, and social exchange with the family and therefore the right to require my relocation to a posada housing and
I understand that the household infrastructure and accommodations of the homestay family that I am assigned is not of the same type, level or quality as that to which I am accustomed to in the USA.
Yes, I understand and accept that expectations and accept these differences in accommodations
No, I do not accept these terms
I understand that I am expected to sleep in a hammock as this is the normal behavior of the people of the community. Hammocks are especially made for sleeping 365 days of the year. These are perfectly reliable, comfortable and healthy for your back.
Yes, I understand and accept that I will be sleeping in a hammock.
No, I do not accept these terms
OSEA makes its best effort to place participants with the most appropriate family. Thus please indicate your preferences as to the PRIMARY LANGUAGE
Primarily Spanish speaking family
Primarily Maya speaking family
a bilingual Maya-Spanish family
OSEA makes its best effort to place participants with the most appropriate family. Thus please indicate your preferences as to the CHILDREN.
I prefer a family with adults only (over 18+)or mostly -- over 18 years of age
I prefer a family with adolescents (12-17 years)and adults
I prefer a family with children (1-17 years)-- young to adolescents
I prefer a family that has older generation grandparents who speak Maya and that may have children in the household
I prefer a family that has older generation grandparents who speak Maya and that may not have children in the household
OSEA makes its best effort to place participants with the most appropriate family. Thus please indicate your preferences as to SHARING BEDROOMS
I need a private room
I prefer sharing a room with one of the adolescent children (same sex)
QUESTION E. FOOD AND HEALTH
EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION (two questions).
OSEA makes its best effort to place participants with the most appropriate family. Thus please indicate your preferences as to FOOD
I am a vegan. I will not compromise my food restrictions and will just eat tortillas, beans, fruit and root veggies
I am a vegetarian and will not compromise my food restrictions and will just eat tortillas, beans, fruit and root veggies
I am a vegetarian (or vegan), but I will make the best of the traditional Maya diet, which I realize is heavy on meat with virtually no leafy veggies
I eat beef, chicken, pork, fish, and shellfish and cannot wait to try everything!!! Especially the traditional delicacy of grilled wasps (...maybe)
I eat chicken and fish but no beef or pork. either way with shellfish.
I eat meat (chicken, pork, beef) but not fish.
I eat fish and/or shellfish, but not meat from land animals
Please add any information about medical conditions (food or other allergies, chronic or acute health issues) or personal necessities that we must take into consideration in assigning you to a Homestay family. Feel free to elaborate on any specific diet restrictions that you have. All information is used to better match you with a homestay family and meals.
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