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For Students 学生注意事项


Welcome to SOGA! 

欢迎来到SOGA!


This is a message intended for all students who are becoming apart of the SOGA family. It is a legal requirement for students whose families live overseas to have a Guardian resident in the UK, and your parents have chosen SOGA to provide this service for you. 

We are all very happy when a new student joins us at SOGA. Whether you are already studying in the UK or just beginning, it rewards us at SOGA to know that you will be able to get the most out of your time here whilst in our care.

Studying abroad during these years of your life is a fantastic, life-changing oppurtunity. 

Our team is here to help you meet the challenges ahead, and we look forward to meeting you! 

SOGA is a small team, so over your time in Scotland you will get to know all of us as well as your guardian family. I am SOGA's Director, Pam and I am aided by my husband Peter and our admin assistant, Caroline. 

If you have questions or worries, no matter how small you may think they seem, talk to us. If you need help to organise your school uniform, your travel arrangements or have any questions or worries we are here waiting to help you.  

首先,我们很高兴你能够加入SOGA这个大家庭。无论您是初次来英或已有在英留学的经验,如你能够在我们的照顾下发挥所长、增值自我,这对我们都是一个欣慰。

而留学将会是对你人生带来美好改变的机会。

我们SOGA团队十分乐意与你度过未来的挑战,亦迫不及待能够认识你!

SOGA是个小型团队,主要由我,主要负责人Pam,我丈夫Peter,以及行政助理Caroline一同管理。所以你在苏格兰的时间可以很深入认识我们以及你的寄宿家庭。

无论你有任何大大小小的问题或困扰,我们都会十分乐意为你一一解答。不论是订做校服,画交通安排我们都能随时随地为仔你解答。

不过在此之前,我们希望你能够明白我们对你的期望及要求。

Our Aims

我们的宗旨


Everybody who is a part of SOGA has two aims when it comes to our interactions with you:

  • to work with you and your school to achieve your academic goals; 

  • to help you make the most of your time with your Host Family so that you achieve your social goals.

我们对你在SOGA期间有两大目标:

  • 能够协助你在留学期间得到良好的学业成绩;

  • 期望你能够善用时间与你的寄宿家庭沟通从而更深入了解本地生活。

What to expect from your Host Family

你对寄宿家庭应有的期望


Host families provide a home from home accommodation for you during half-terms and exeats. They have a responsibility to protect and care for you in a safe and secure environment. 

Upon your arrival, host families will welcome you and explain their house rules. 

One of the biggest benefits of staying with a host family is that it gives you an insight and understanding of life in Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to learn many new and interesting things while staying with your host. 

It is important to remember that you are staying with them as part of the family, and not as a guest in a hotel. Host families do not get paid to look after you, the money they get is to cover the cost of your food and the extra expenses accrued by having an additional person in the house.

寄宿家庭会再你假期及休学期间对你提供应有的食宿安排。他们有义务将你安置于一个安全健康的环境。

在你到达之时,你的寄宿家庭会欢迎你及向你说明他们的家庭守则。

其中一个能在寄宿家庭生活的最大优点是可以让你更深入认识及了解苏格兰的生活模式。你亦会有机会在寄宿期间学习很多新奇有趣的新技能。

但在此亦敬请注意你会以家庭成员身份受到迎接,而并非酒店旅客。寄宿家庭并不会从你身上得到任何经济上的收入,所有的费用开支会用于补贴你在寄宿期间使用的膳食及杂费费用。

What your Host Family expects from You

寄宿家庭对你的期望


Your Host Family will explain to you their house rules, but all students should read the following points about how SOGA expects all students to approach their time with their Host Family.

  • with Respect

When staying with a host family, you are expected to come into the family home and live as part of the family. This means spending time socialising with your hosts. You will be expected to follow house rules and be respectful to your hosts, their family, their home and any pets they may have. It is also important that you consider others when doing activities. For example: If you use the computer during the night, remember to be quiet as someone else in the house may need to get up early to go to work in the morning.

  • in Good Hygiene 

This can be a sensitive subject, as what is considered the level for good hygiene can vary between different families or cultures. In Scotland, good hygiene means showering once a day. These showers are typically five to ten minutes long using soap, or body wash, and shampoo. Most host families will have toiletries available for your use but feel free to bring your own. Scottish people tend to shower in the morning, however, some may shower in the evening before bed. If you prefer an evening shower, please check with your host the latest time at night that you can use the shower facilities

  • mindful of your Laundry

For longer stays with your host, you may have dirty clothes you wish to have washed. You may feel you wish to wash these yourself - in this case, please ask your host to show you where this may be done. The host may offer to wash your clothing for you, in which case ask your host where you can leave and collect your laundry. Please give your host plenty of time to have them washed and dried

  • recognise Mealtimes

Upon your arrival, the family will talk to you about your likes and dislikes. While you will never be made to eat anything you don’t like, you will be expected to eat British food. Family life is based around mealtimes. Some hosts will be happy for you to help with the cooking of the main meals, so if you have any meals you would like them to prepare, talk to them and see if this would be possible. 

  • willing to do Chores

Remember, you are not staying in a hotel or B&B. You will need to keep your room tidy. You will also be expected to tidy up after yourself in communal areas, such as the living room or bathroom. Depending on the host you stay with, you may also be expected to help with chores around the house, such as clearing the table after meals, or washing the dishes.

  • aware when Going Out

You will also be expected to let the family know when you are going out, where you are going and what time you will be back.  If for whatever reason, you are not able to get back on time, you must let the host know why you are not going to be back in time and when they can expect you to be back.

  • willing to Socialise with the Host Family

During your stay, you will be expected to speak English at all times. Even if sharing with another student from your home country. You are in this country to learn and improve your English language skills and communication, so you will be expected to socialise with the host family during mealtimes and in the evenings

你的寄宿家庭会向你解释他们的家庭守则,但与此同时SOGA期望你也遵守以下守则:

  • 尊重

当你在寄宿家庭期间,你将会以家庭成员身份受到款待。这亦同时指你将会与你的寄宿家庭进行社交活动。你有义务遵守其家庭规则以及尊重其家人或其宠物。当您进行个人活动时亦要注意不要打扰他人。如你需在晚间使用电脑,请谨记保持安静及顾及他人感受,可能会有家庭成员翌日需早起上班。

  • 卫生

各国或家庭对良好卫生的观念可能大相径庭,因此这可能是一个敏感的议题。在苏格兰,良好卫生会指每天会使用洗发水、沐浴露洗澡5至10分钟至少一次。大部分寄宿家庭都会提供梳洗用品但对于自行准备我们亦无任欢迎。通常苏格兰人都会习惯于早上冲洗,但亦有人会在睡前冲洗。如你有睡前冲洗的习惯,请与你的寄宿家庭确定最迟的洗澡时间。

  • 洗衣

在寄宿家庭居住期间,你可能会有衣物希望得以清洗。当然,如你希望自行清洗衣物我们绝对欢迎,但亦请先行咨询你的寄宿家庭。寄宿家庭亦可能会提供洗衣服务,务请与他们沟通以作最适合的安排。亦给予适当的时间去进行洗衣及干衣。

  • 膳食

你的寄宿家庭会在你到达之时询问有关你饮食上的喜好。他们不会强行煮食你讨厌的食物,但你应期望绝大部分时间你只会有英国料理。很多家庭生活都是围绕着膳食。一些寄宿家庭会十分欢迎你能够协助准备膳食,所以如你对任何正餐有任何建议,请与他们沟通商讨可行性。

  • 家务

请你谨记你并非在酒店住宿。你必须保持你的房间整洁。我们亦期望你会清理你所使用过的公共地方,如客厅或厕所。因应个别寄宿家庭,你有可能会被要求帮忙做其他家务,如清理饭后桌面或清洗碗碟。

  • 外出

每次外出你都应通知寄宿家庭你的外出地点以及归家时间。如有任何突发事件导致不能准时回家,你须即时通知寄宿家庭。

  • 沟通

在你寄宿期间,即使你与你的同房同学来自相同国家或地区,我们期望你也会时常使用英文沟通。你来英留学的其中一个主要原因是能够增强英语能力,所以我们期望你会特别在餐饮以及夜间时候多与寄宿家庭沟通。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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