Homestay Program 2012
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/10/12

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The Department of Liberal Studies has a three-week homestay program in the USA for the 1st year students.  This year, 14 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).

ITINERARY

 Day 01  2/16 (Thur.)   Arrival 
  Visit Chocolate Factory, Snoqualmie Falls, Northbend Outlet Shopping Mall
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 02  2/17 (Fri.)   Class (Orientation, Community Tour) 
  Welcome Party
 Day 03  2/18 (Sat.) 
 Day 04  2/19 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 05  2/20 (Mon.)   Class (Talk about Weekend Experiences and Prepare for the Visit to a Fire Department)
  Visit a Fire Department 
 Day 06  2/21 (Tues.)   Class (Talk about Weekend Experiences and Play Games)
  Shopping Day
 Day 07  2/22 (Wed.)   Visit Leavenworth
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 08  2/23 (Thur.)   Visit Federal Way City Hall
  Class (Talk about the visit to the City Hall) 
 Day 09  2/24 (Fri.)   Visit Green River Community College and a Local Retirement Home
  (Full Day Activity)
 Day 10  2/25 (Sat.) 
 Day 11  2/26 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 12  2/27 (Mon.)   Visit Evergreen Heights Elementary School
  (Full Day Activity)
 Day 13  2/28 (Tues.)    Class (Talk about American Holidays)
  Experience American Holiday Activities
 Day 14  2/29 (Wed.)   Visit Seattle's Waterfront Area 
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 15  3/1 (Thur.)   Craft Day
  (Make Memory Photo Frames and Journals)
 Day 16  3/2 (Fri.)   Class (Make Memory Journals, Cooking Lessons) 
  Free Afternoon with Host Families
 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)
Miss. Denise Sawyer & Mrs. Laura Campbell (teacher/guides from FIU)
The 15 host families (the Bartons, the Baughmans, the Beckners, the Eygabrods, the Fernandezs, the Fowards, the Gards, the Herndons, the Hoffmans, the Jones, the Machens, the Nagodes, the Pettingells, the Swinneys, and the Webbs)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.


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