PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: Homestay exchange program between YOUR DAUGHTER AND SON and JAPANESE STUDENT.
We are looking for 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. Sometimes they visit each other again.
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
The Japanese student is coming to learn English.
● As host family, 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
Japanese student’s age and personal information: I receive student’s personal information in February 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
※CHILDREN who is 10 years old and younger is TOO YOUNG for this program, so please DO NOT APPLY for year 2023 program. We consider the AGE DIFFERENCE between Canadian student and Japanese student are VERY IMPORTANT. This program expect Canadian student 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 July 2023, until August 2023.
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 at your home.
You have other Japanese speaking student or person living with you? 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? SUMMER SCHOOL? AWAY FROM HOME DURING THE HOMESTAY PROGRAM? HE/SHE IS NOT QUALIFIED AS A MAIN HOST CHILD.
This is a cultural exchange program between Japanese students and main host child, and siblings.
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 $ for HOMESTAY fee
・This fee pays ALL OF THE EXPENSES (FOODS, DRINKS, SNACKS etc.) for your student
・This fee pays ALL OF THE FAMILY ACTIVITY and FAMILY TRIP COST (ADMISSION FEES etc.) for your student.
・You DON’T NEED to buy the student’s personal things – clothes etc. Your student has small cash allowance to buy small things for themselves.
ONE-DAYCAMP-FEE up to $250
This homestay program pays your student’s only ONE-DAYCAMP-FEE up to $250.
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
You have DAUGHTER at your home, you host a FEMALE/GIRL student.
You have a SON at your home, you host a MALE/BOY student.
Japanese student can share the BEDROOM with your child. (Don’t share same BED.)
Your family welcome your Japanese student as a part of your family member.
You go to family trip? please your Japanese student with you as a part of your family. BUT please spend the trip cost from the homestay fees.
Your child goes to day camp? please register your Japanese student to the same program, as your child is registered.
Your Japanese student has medical insurance.
One Japanese adult chaperon come with these students.
The adult chaperon stays in London until the homestay program complete.
The chaperon will stay at his own/her own host family in London as well.
Coordinator and chaperon support your Canadian family and Japanese student while the homestay program.
What is the plan for the homestay 2023?
・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 will have fun together. (Last year, we had Aikido trial class at Aikido London.) 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.
I will email you Host family application form.
If you would like to inquire and verify about this program and me,
the organization, Labo exchange is very happy to answer your question.
To become homestay family for this opportunity, you will need
・host family application
・Police record check/back ground check
・home visit interview by homestay coordinator
We will try to match Japanese student and Canadian student with SAME SEX, SIMILAR INTEREST AND HOBBIES.
Your Japanese student will receive your family information before leaving from Japan.
Canadian host family 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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