Homestay Program 2018
Memorial Album of Our Stay in Federal Way, WA
Last Updated 03/07/18
Students' Reports Coming in Summer 2018

The Department of Liberal Studies has a three-week homestay program in the USA for our 1st year students.  This year,  7 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).

 Day 01  2/10 (Sat.)

  Meet the Host Families

 Day 02  2/11 (Sun.)

  Free Weekend with Host Families  

 Day 03  2/12 (Mon.)

  Class (Orientation)
  Community Tour
  Welcome Party

 Day 04  2/13 (Tues.)

  Shopping at Tacoma Mall   
  Class (Talk about American Coins) 

 Day 05  2/14 (Wed.)

  Visit a Fire Department
  Class (Talk about American Fire Department, and Japanese Folk Songs)

 Day 06  2/15 (Thur.)

  Visit Leavenworth
  (Full Day Excursion)

 Day 07  2/16 (Fri.)

  Visit Federal Way City Hall, Police Department, and Courthouse.
  Class (Talk about Japanese Holidays)

 Day 08  2/17 (Sat.) 
 Day 09  2/18 (Sun.)

  Free Weekend with Host Families

 Day 10  2/19 (Mon.)

  Experience American Holiday Activities  
  Make a Special Message Card

 Day 11  2/20 (Tues.)

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

 Day 12  2/21 (Wed.)

  Visit Twin Lakes Elementary School 
  (Full Day Activity)

 Day 13  2/22 (Thur.)

  Snow Day!

 Day 14  2/23 (Fri.)

  Class (Make Memory Photo Frames & Memory Journals)  
  Go Bowling

 Day 15  2/24 (Sat.) 
 Day 16  2/25 (Sun.)

  Free Weekend with Host Families

 Day 17  2/26 (Mon)

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

 Day 18  2/27 (Tues.)

 Craft Day 
  (Make Memory Photo Frames & Memory Journals) 

 Day 19  2/28 (Wed.)

  Finish Projects
  Sayonara Party

 Day 20  3/1 (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)
Mrs. Terry Forward (substitute teacher/guide)
Miss Kara Swinney (one of the host sisters from our past groups)
The 8 host families (the Bishops, the Callands, the Fants, the the Forwards, the Fredericks, the Machens, the Pettingells, and the Sawyers)
Thank you very much.  We really appreciate your hospitality.

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