This summer 21 Japanese students visited Arlington, WA through CHI’s Group Homestay Program. During their time in Arlington, the group learned English, American culture and saw the local sights. They were impressed with all of the volunteer and outreach programs America offers. Some participants even expressed interest in starting a food bank or local charity when they return home to Japan.
When they were asked how they would describe America, Tatsuya called it “exciting,” Kosei, 14, deemed it “fantastic,” and Miyu praised Americans as “kind.”
The Arlington Times wrote an article about the group of students from the Kagoshima Prefecture of Japan. Read the full article here.
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HOST A SHORT-TERM EXCHANGE STUDENT
Learn about another culture by hosting an international exchange student for one to four weeks, depending upon the group. CHI’s Group Homestay participants are junior high, high school, or university students who have studied English for 3 to 10 years. Participants spend their days attending English culture classes and touring the community. Students are eager to meet you and share their culture. Volunteer host families are encouraged to join in on the fun! Learn more