Homestay Program 2003
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Maple Valley, WA
Last Updated 03/11/03

Students' Reports Completed!  Great Job!

The Department of International Cultural Studies has a three-week homestay program in the USA for the 1st year students.  This year, 15 students joined the program and stayed in the Maple Valley, Washington area.

This page shows you a record of our stay in the Maple Valley area.  The basics of the program are as follows: Each student stays with a local family all through the program.  The students go to the study center (a local church) and take EFL lessons in the morning, and afterward they have activities or excursions in the afternoon.  The students also spend a whole day on excursions once or twice a week..

All parts of the program (choosing host families, organizing the whole itinerary including daily activities and excursions, and the EFL lessons) are designed by FIU (The Foundation for International Understanding, which is a non-profit group for organizing homestay programs).


 Day 01 2/13 (Thur.)  Arrival 
 Visit Snoqualmie Falls, EMP, Chocolate Factory, etc. 
 (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 02 2/14 (Fri.)  Class (Orientation) 
 Community Tour 
 Welcome Party
 Day 03 2/15 (Sat.) 
 Day 04 2/16 (Sun.)
 Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 05 2/17 (Mon.)  Class(Weekend Activities, American House Rules)
 Game Day
 Day 06 2/18 (Tues.)  Class(American Houses and Japanese Houses)
 American Holiday Activities
 Day 07 2/19 (Wed.)  Class(Pronunciation Practice, Eating in America)
 Visit Green River Community College
 Day 08 2/20 (Thur.)  Class(Eating in America, Listening Practice) 
 Visit Maple Valley Fire Station and King County Police Station
 Day 09 2/21 (Fri.)  Visit Leavenworth 
 (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 10 2/22 (Sat.) 
 Day 11 2/23 (Sun.)
 Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 12 2/24 (Mon.)  Class (Talking about Weekend Experience, Listening Practice) 
 Shopping at SuperMall and Wal-Mart
 Day 13 2/25 (Tues.)  Class (Speaking Practice, Education in America) 
 Visit Rock Creek Elementary School
 Day 14 2/26 (Wed.)  Class(American Schools and Japanese schools) 
 Meet Local Business People
 Day 15 2/27 (Thur.)  Visit UW and Seattle's Waterfront Area 
 (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 16 2/28 (Fri.)  Class (Dating, Wedding and Marriage in the US) 
 Free Afternoon with Host Families
 Day 17 3/1 (Sat.) 
 Day 18 3/2 (Sun.)
 Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 19 3/3 (Mon.)  Matane Party Preparation
 Matane Party (aka See You Again Party)
 Day 20 3/4 (Tues.)  Departure for L.A.

We owe the success of our homestay program especially to the following people:

Mrs. Mary Sawyer (area manager from FIU)
Mrs. Kelly Morrison (teacher guide from FIU)
The 16 host families (the Brousells, the Cheverettes, the Deans, the Deans, the Fors, the Goodwins, the Harts, the Hayes, the Kleinknechts, the Machens, the Ongers, the Rowans, the Singletons, the Sterlings, the Ulreys and the Whitmans)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.

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