YFU Handbooks - Page 20

Cell Phone Guidelines for Students and Host Families YFU knows that the key to every student’s successful adjustment is frequent personal communication andinteraction with host family and new friends in the host country. Increasingly, peer communication among students is via cell phone and text message, and use of this technology is a key way for the YFU student to network with new American friends. YFU acknowledges that most students will bring with them or purchase a cell phone while on program. We must caution that cell phones, if used to maintain daily contact with friends and family in the home country, can affect a student’s ability to adapt to the host environment and thus jeopardize success on program. Specifically, conta