The importance of knowing the culture and lifestyle of your desired study abroad country is that you do not have to worry about getting embarrassed once you are there. This is a pivotal part of the process of immersing yourself into a new environment and country! As you should expect, the Falkland culture is diverse and unique in its way to your host family. On this guide, we have set information that will open your mind and widen your appreciation of the Falkland culture and lifestyle compactly!
As an Overseas Territory of the UK, the lifestyle of the Falklands is very similar to small villages in England and Scotland and the islanders are British citizens. Nature conservation is important on the islands and it is vital that travelers respect the environment as well as the animals. Rules have been put in place to protect the wildlife and failure to comply with these laws may result in fines.
Speaking of family, most households consist of parents, or a parent, and their children. Mostly do grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins live under the same roof even if they live in the same town. However, there are some joint families; sometimes grandparents move in with the family as they grow older, but this custom is changing and is less common.
Families typically dine together, but it’s not unusual to eat apart as schedules demand. Students are accustomed to making small and simple meals by themselves, however they will not be accustomed to making full meals for themselves.
About teen life here, children ask for permission before they borrow anything. However, sharing, especially with cosmetics, food, and means of transportation, is common. Many things are considered normal, though, like food, and can be taken or used without asking. Generally, house help are employed at home for cleaning rooms and bathrooms, doing laundry and household chores.