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Summer Fun with NEW Culture!
Homestay exchange program between YOUR DAUGHTER AND SON and JAPANESE STUDENT. We have families in following area, about 30 min drive from London. (Komoka, Ilderton, St Thomas, Delaware, Aylmer, Ingersoll, etc.)
We are looking for 7 RESPONSIBLE host families in LONDON Ontario in summer 2023.
Your family learn NEW culture, and your Japanese student learn NEW culture.
Some of the Canadian families still keep in touch Japanese students after homestay program.
Some families and students visit each other, after homestay program.
testimonials from past LABO host families
👨👩👧👦A few years ago we hosted a Japanese student through this program and it was an amazing experience for everyone! If you have a child 11-15 years of age, you should definitely consider taking part! The student comes to stay becomes a part of your family for the time they are here.
👨👩👧👦We are still contacting our Japanese students! (This family hosted students 2 times.)
WHO CAN BE HOST FAMILY?
● As host family, YOU MUST HAVE DAUGHTER or SON living with YOU.
— your DAUGHTER’s age – 11 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 13 yrs old, 14 yrs old, 15 yrs old as of July 2023
— your SON’s age – 11 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 13 yrs old, 14 yrs old, 15 yrs old as of July 2023
● As host family, YOU MUST
— SPEAK ENGLISH as NATIVE SPEAKER
— SPEAK ENGLISH as NATIVE-LEVEL FLUENCY
The Japanese student is coming to learn English.
YOU MUST ALWAYS SPEAK ENGLISH, in front of student.
Speak ONLY English, in front of your student.
— YOU MUST be Canadian resident. (NO international students, No temporary stay in Canada)
about LABO International Exchange Foundation
LABO is a non-profitable educational organization that provides an integrated program of youth development, language learning, and cultural exploration for Japanese children and their families.
PROGRAM NAME: LABO Intercultural Exchange Homestay Program, from Japan
To lean about LABO, please visit https://labo-exchange.com/
Japanese student’s age and personal information
We will receive student’s personal information in February or March, 2023.
FOR THIS YEAR 2023, These boys and girls are coming to London Ontario:
— Japanese BOY’s age : 12 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 13 yrs old, and 14 yrs old
— Japanese GIRL’s age : 12 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 13 yrs old and 13 yrs old
We will try to match your child and Japanese student with SAME SEX, CLOSE IN AGE, SIMILAR INTEREST AND HOBBIES.
※CHILDREN, 10 years old and younger is TOO YOUNG for this program, so please DO NOT APPLY for year 2023 program. The AGE DIFFERENCE between YOUR CHILD and Japanese student are VERY IMPORTANT. YOUR CHILD and Japanese student spend time together and make buddy-like-relationship each other. ※
WHEN? HOW LONG WILL YOUR JAPANESE STUDENT STAY?
Japanese Student stay at your home, from 2023 July 22, for 4 weeks.
WHAT IS POLICY AND RULES? : There is no exception to this rule.
The student are coming to London to learn and practice English.
To make English-only environment for student, each host family host ONLY ONE Japanese student.
Do you live with
・other Japanese speaking student, from other program?
・someone speak Japanese with native-level fluency?
You are NOT QUALIFIED this program.
You have other Japanese residence or Japanese student from other program in your home?
We will cancel the homestay and remove our Japanese student from your home.
The Japanese student wants to experience daily life in Canada WITH YOUR CHILD and build relationship like buddy-relationship.
YOUR MAIN HOST CHILD HAS A SUMMER JOB?
AWAY FROM HOME DURING THE HOMESTAY PROGRAM?
HE/SHE IS NOT QUALIFIED this program.
This is a cultural exchange program between your child, and siblings and Japanese student.
DOES YOUR JAPANESE STUDENT GO TO SCHOOL?
NO. Your Japanese student is NOT GOING TO SCHOOL while in London.
HOW MUCH DO YOU RECEIVE COMPENSATION? / HOMESTAY FEES?
You will welcome your student as a PART OF YOUR FAMILY.
You receive $1200 for HOMESTAY fee
This $1200 homestay fee pays
ONE-DAYCAMP-FEE up to $250
This homestay program pays your student’s only ONE-DAYCAMP-FEE up to $250. (for 2023, the amount will be announced later)
You register a day camp or residential camp for your child?
Please also register your student in the same camp.
Aikido London：#Unit 108,4056 MeadowBrook Dr, London, Ontario
POINT OF THIS HOMESTAY PROGRAM
What is the plan for the homestay 2023? (2023 program date will be announced shortly.)
Last homestay program in London ON:
・July 21th, Sunday: Japanese Students and Japanese adult chaperon arrive at London airport. Homestay coordinator pick them up from London airport, then move to Fanshawe College residence, then stay overnight there.
・July 22th Monday at evening: Host family pick up student with laggage from Fanshawe College residence, then move to homestay.
・August 3th, Saturday : Mid-term gathering. LABO host family and students have fun together. (Last time, We had Aikido trial class at Aikido London. It was very fun!) It is ONLY the opportunity Japanese student and host family meet other Japanese student and host families, while the homestay program.
・August 17th, Saturday: Host family drop off student with laggage to Fanshawe College residence, then student and chaperon and homestay cooridinator stay overnight at Fanshawe College residence.
・August 18th, Sunday: Student depart from London airport to Japan.
※This program doesn’t plan any trip. We plan only mid-term gathering. ※
If you are interested in this host family opportunity, please contact me.
We will email you Host family application form.
To become homestay family for this opportunity, you will need
about your family’s personal information, and your student’s personal information
We will try to match Japanese student and Canadian student with SAME SEX, SIMILAR INTEREST AND HOBBIES.
You will receive your Japanese student information BEFORE arriving to Canada.
As soon as you exchange the personal information sheet, you can start to contact each other before the program start, to know each other.
FROM PAST PROGRAM
▼London Ontario coordinator received these flags with messages from LABO homestay students
▼These photos were taken at the last day of homestay program in each year, at Fanshawe College Conference Centre. Since 2013, the LABO students meet host family very first time, and say good-by to the host family, in this Conference room.
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