Homestay Program 2015
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/12/15
Students' Reports Coming in Summer 2015

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  2/14 (Sat.)   Arrival 
  Visit Chocolate Factory, Snoqualmie Falls, Shopping Malls and More
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 02  2/15 (Sun.)   Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 03  2/16 (Mon.)   Class (Orientation, Reviewing Schedule)  
  Community Tour
 Day 04  2/17 (Tues.)   Class (Learn How To Ask Questions ) 
  Shopping at Tacoma Mall
  Welcome Party
 Day 05  2/18 (Wed.)   Visit Leavenworth
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 06  2/19 (Thur.)   Class (Getting Ready for the Afternoon Visit) 
  Visit Federal Way City Hall, Police Department and Courthouse
 Day 07  2/20 (Fri.)   Class (Learn How To Make Stories)
  Visit Green River Community College and a Local Retirement Home
 Day 08  2/21 (Sat.) 
 Day 09  2/22 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 10  2/23 (Mon.)   Visit Fire Department
  Learn How To Make Cookies
 Day 11  2/24 (Tues.)   Visit Twin Lake Elementary School
  (Full Day Activity)
 Day 12  2/25 (Wed.)   Visit UW and Seattle's Waterfront Area 
  (Full Day Excursion)
 Day 13  2/26 (Thur.)   Craft Day
  (Make 3D Pop-up Message Cards)
 Day 14  2/27 (Fri.)   Class (Make Memory Photo Frames) 
  Go Bowling
 Day 15  2/28 (Sat.) 
 Day 16  3/1 (Sun.)
  Free Weekend with Host Families
 Day 17  3/2 (Mon.)   Class (Talk about American Holidays)
  Experience American Holiday Activities 
 Day 18  3/3 (Tues.)   Class (Make Memory Photo Frames & Journals) 
 Day 19  3/4 (Wed.)   Class (Make Memory Journals)  
  Sayonara Party
 Day 20  3/5 (Thur.)   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 8 host families (the Barries, the Boyers, the Campbells, the Eygabroads, the Fants, the Forwards, the Gutierrezs, and the Sawyers)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.


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