Homestay Program 2005
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/06/05

Students' Reports Completed!  Great Job!

The Department of Liberal Studies has a three-week homestay program in the USA for the 1st year students.  This year, 9 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 2/10 (Thur.)  Arrival 
 Visit Chocolate Factory, Snoqualmie Falls, North Bend Outlet Shopping Mall, etc. 
 (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 02 2/11 (Fri.)  Class (Orientation) 
 Community Tour 
 Welcome Party
 Day 03 2/12 (Sat.) 
 Day 04 2/13 (Sun.)
 Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 05 2/14 (Mon.)  Class (American Slang), A Small Make-Up Party 
 Learn about Host Family's Business
 Day 06 2/15 (Tues.)  Visit UW and Seattle's Waterfront Area 
 (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 07 2/16 (Wed.)  Craft Day (Making Photo Frames for Host Families)
 Talk about Differences in Houses and Families between America and Japan
 Day 08 2/17 (Thur.)  Visit Enterprise Elementary School
 Talk about Differences in Schools and Children between America and Japan
 Day 09 2/18 (Fri.)  Class (Talking about Our Experiences and Learning How to Write Better) 
 Free Afternoon with Host Families
 Day 10 2/19 (Sat.) 
 Day 11 2/20 (Sun.)
 Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 12 2/21 (Mon.)  Class (Describing Pictures, How to Make a Phone Call in the US, Making Memory Journals) 
 Visit Fire Department
 Day 13 2/22 (Tues.)  Class (American Holidays, Making Memory Journals)
 American Holiday Activities
 Day 14 2/23 (Wed.)  Visit Leavenworth
 (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 15 2/24 (Thur.)  Class (Sports in America) 
 Shopping at Tacoma Mall
 Day 16 2/25 (Fri.)  Class (Making Memory Journals) 
 Visit Green River Community College, and a Local Nursing Home
 Day 17 2/26 (Sat.) 
 Day 18 2/27 (Sun.)
 Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 19 2/28 (Mon.)  Sayonara Party Preparation
 Sayonara Party
 Day 20 3/1 (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. Laura Campbell (teacher guide from FIU)
The 10 host families (the Bogers, the Bonifields, the Carpenters, the Conners, the Cospitos, the Herndons, the Mayfields, the O'Reillys, the Pykus-Welks, and the Webbs)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.

And now you can also enjoy the students' web pages here.

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