Homestay Program 2014
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/09/14
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The Department of Liberal Studies has a three-week homestay program in the USA for our 1st year students.  This year,  6 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  2/13 (Thur.)   Arrival 
  Visit Chocolate Factory, Snoqualmie Falls, Shopping Malls and More
  (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 (Talk about Weekend Experiences, American cities, and American families )
  Visit a Fire Department 
 Day 06  2/18 (Tues.)   Shopping Day 
  Learn How To Make a Snowman out of Socks
 Day 07  2/19 (Wed.)   Class (Talk about American Coins) 
  Visit Federal Way Police Department
 Day 08  2/20 (Thur.)   Visit UW and Seattle's Waterfront Area 
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 09  2/21 (Fri.)   Visit Green River Community College and a Local Retirement Home
  (Full Day Activity)
 Day 10  2/22 (Sat.) 
 Day 11  2/23 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 12  2/24 (Mon.)   Class (Talk about American Holidays)
  Experience American Holiday Activities 
 Day 13  2/25 (Tues.)   Visit Mark Twain Elementary School
  (Full Day Activity)
 Day 14  2/26 (Wed.)   Craft Day
  (Make Memory Journals) 
 Day 15  2/27 (Thur.)   Visit Leavenworth
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 16  2/28 (Fri.)   Class (Make Memory Photo Frames) 
  Go Bowling
 Day 17  3/1 (Sat.) 
 Day 18  3/2 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 19  3/3 (Mon.)   Class (Make Memory Journals)  
  Sayonara Party
 Day 20  3/4 (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)
Miss Kara Swinney (one of the host sisters from our past groups)
The 7 host families (the Barries, the Eygabroads, the Fants, the Faulkners, the Fernandezs, the Gutierrezs, and the Herndons)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.


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