Homestay Program 2016
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/10/16
Students' Reports Coming in Summer 2016

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 CCU (Center for Cultural Understanding, which is a non-profit group for organizing homestay programs).
ITINERARY

 Day 01  2/13 (Sat.)

  Arrival 
  Visit Chocolate Factory, Snoqualmie Falls and Shopping Mall 
  (Full Day Excursion)

 Day 02  2/14 (Sun.)

  Free Weekend with Host Families  
 

 Day 03  2/15 (Mon.)

  Class (Orientation, Looking around in the Mall)
  Welcome Party

 Day 04  2/16 (Tues.)

  Class (Talk about How to Communicate Well with Host Families)
  Visit a Fire Department 

 Day 05  2/17 (Wed.)

  Class (Learn How to Use Coins and How to Ask Quesitons)
  Shopping at Tacoma Mall  

 Day 06  2/18 (Thur.)

  Visit Leavenworth
  (Full Day Excursion)

 Day 07  2/19 (Fri.)

  Class (Talk about American Coins) 
  Visit Federal Way Police Department

 Day 08  2/20 (Sat.) 
 Day 09  2/21 (Sun.)

  Free Weekend with Host Families

 Day 10  2/22 (Mon.)

  Visit Green River Community College and a Local Retirement Home
  (Full Day Activity)

 Day 11  2/23 (Tues.)

  Class (Talk about American Holidays)
  Experience American Holiday Activities 

 Day 12  2/24 (Wed.)

  Visit UW and Seattle's Waterfront Area 
  (Full Day Excursion)

 Day 13  2/25 (Thur.)

  Visit Twin Lakes Elementary School
  (Full Day Activity)

 Day 14  2/26 (Fri.)

  Class (Make Memory Photo Frames & Journals) 
  Go Bowling

 Day 15  2/27 (Sat.) 
 Day 16  2/28 (Sun.)

  Free Weekend with Host Families

 Day 17  2/29 (Mon)

  Craft Day
  (Make Memory Journals) 

 Day 18  3/1 (Tues.)

  Finish Projects 
  (Make Memory Photo Frames & Journals) 

 Day 19  3/2 (Wed.)

  Class (Make Memory Journals)  
  Sayonara Party

 Day 20  3/3 (Thur.)

  Departure for Japan
 

We owe the success of our homestay program especially to the following people:
Mrs. Mary Sawyer (area manager from CCU)
Mrs. Laura Campbell (teacher/guide from CCU)
Miss Kara Swinney (one of the host sisters from our past groups)
The 7 host families (the Barries, the Campbells, the Eygabroads, the Forwards, the Hoffmans, the Sawyers and the Yamadas)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.

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