Homestay Program 2007
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/09/07

Students' Reports Here

The Department of Liberal Studies has a three-week homestay program in the USA for the 1st year students.  This year, 11 students joined the program and stayed in Federal Way, Washington.

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  2/15 (Thur.)   Arrival 
  Visit Chocolate Factory, Snoqualmie Falls, SuperMall, etc. 
  (Full Day Excursion)
  Day 02  2/16 (Fri.)   Class (Orientation) 
  Community Tour 
  Welcome Party
  Day 03  2/17 (Sat.) 
  Day 04  2/18 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
  Day 05  2/19 (Mon.)   Class (American Wedding, and American Homes)
  Playing Game
  Day 06  2/20 (Tues.)   Class (American Holidays)
  American Holiday Activities
  Day 07  2/21 (Wed.)   Class (Recipe for Niku-Jaga
  Visit Police Department
  Day 08  2/22 (Thur.)   Visit Leavenworth
  (Full Day Excursion)
  Day 09  2/23 (Fri.)   Class (Recipe for Niku-Jaga, and School Systems) 
  Bowling Game
  Day 10  2/24 (Sat.) 
  Day 11  2/25 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
  Day 12  2/26 (Mon.)   Class (More Differences between Japan and America) 
  Shopping at Tacoma Mall
  Day 13  2/27 (Tues.)   Visit North Star Elementary School
  (Full Day Activity)
  Day 14  2/28 (Wed.)   Visit Seattle's Waterfront Area 
  (Full Day Excursion)
  Day 15  3/1 (Thur.)   Craft Day
  Make-up Demonstration
  Day 16  3/2 (Fri.)   Class (Making Memory Journals) 
  Visit Green River Community College, and a Local Nursing Home
  Day 17  3/3 (Sat.) 
  Day 18  3/4 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
  Day 19  3/5 (Mon.)   Sayonara Party Preparation
  Sayonara Party
  Day 20  3/6 (Tues.)   Departure for Japan

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 12 host families (the Bogers, the Clarks, the Dears, the Forwards, the Herndons, the Jones, the Mayfields, the Murphys, the O'Reillys, the Rolands, the Webbs, and the Williams)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.

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