Homestay Program 2004
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/08/04

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, 12 students joined the program and stayed in the Federal Way, Washington area.

This page shows you a record of our stay in the Federal Way 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 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  2/12 (Thur.)   Arrival 
  Visit Snoqualmie Falls, North Bend Outlet Shopping Mall, Chocolate Factory, etc. 
  (Full Day Excursion)
  Day 02  2/13 (Fri.)   Community Tour 
  Class (Orientation) 
  Welcome Party
  Day 03  2/14 (Sat.) 
  Day 04  2/15 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
  Day 05  2/16 (Mon.)   Class (Money, American Holidays)
  American Holiday Activities
  Day 06  2/17 (Tues.)   Visit Leavenworth 
  (Full Day Excursion)
  Day 07  2/18 (Wed.)   Class (Getting Ready for the Afternoon Visit)
  Visit Fire/Police Department at King County International Airport
  Visit Preschool Class
  Day 08  2/19 (Thur.)   Class (American Schools, Fashion and Identity) 
  Shopping at Tacoma Mall
  Day 09  2/20 (Fri.)   Class (Differences between America and Japan, American Slang) 
  Free Afternoon with Host Families
  Day 10  2/21 (Sat.) 
  Day 11  2/22 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
  Day 12  2/23 (Mon.)   Class (Talking about Weekend Experience, Getting Ready for the Guest Speakers) 
  Meet Local Business People
  Day 13  2/24 (Tues.)   Visit UW and Seattle's Waterfront Area 
  (Full Day Excursion)
  Day 14  2/25 (Wed.)   Class (Sharing Our Experience in Seattle, Pronunciation Practice) 
   Visit Enterprise Elementary School
  Day 15  2/26 (Thur.)   Class (Making Memory Journals for Host Families) 
  Craft Day
  Day 16  2/27 (Fri.)   Class (Making Memory Journals and Photo Frames) 
  Visit Green River Community College
  Day 17  2/28 (Sat.) 
  Day 18  2/29 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
  Day 19  3/1 (Mon.)   Sayonara Party Preparation
  Sayonara Party
  Day 20  3/2 (Tues.)   Departure for L.A.

You can also enjoy the Students' Reports here.

We owe the success of our homestay program especially to the following people:
Mrs. Julie Motley (regional manager from FIU)
Mrs. Mary Sawyer (area manager from FIU)
Mrs. Laura Campbell (teacher guide from FIU)
The 14 host families (the Bogers, the Browns, the Carlsons, the Conners, the Dears, the Evans, the Grimes, the Herndons, the Hoffmans, the O'Reillys, the Pykus-Welks, the Sawyers, the Stephens and the Webbs)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.
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