Labo homestay program: international cultural exchange from Japan

1 HOST FAMILY (WHO MUST HAVE BOY AT HOME) NEEDED FOR 1 JAPANESE BOY.
1 HOST FAMILY (WHO MUST HAVE GIRL AT HOME) NEEDED FOR 1 JAPANESE GIRL.
※ EACH HOST FAMILY CAN HOST ONLY 1 JAPANESE STUDENT. ※

Host family opportunity, for summer 2019, in London Ontario

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Are you interested in an international cultural exchange program from Japan?
We are the regional homestay coordinators for LABO International Exchange program.
We are looking for RESPONSIBLE host families in LONDON Ontario in summer 2019.

WHO CAN BE HOST FAMILY? :
● The family MUST HAVE DAUGHTER or SON, and living with them.
— DAUGHTER’s age – 11 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 13 yrs old, 14 yrs old, 15 yrs old as of July 2019
— SON’s age – 11 yrs old, 12 yrs old, 13 yrs old, 14 yrs old, 15 yrs old as of July 2019

● The family MUST:
— SPEAK ENGLISH as NATIVE SPEAKER
— SPEAK ENGLISH as NATIVE LEVEL
The Japanese student is coming to learn English.

● The family MUST BE:
— Canadian resident

PROGRAM NAME: Labo Intercultural Exchange Homestay Program, from Japan

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: Homestay exchange program between YOUR DAUGHTER AND SON and JAPANESE STUDENT.

Japanese student’s age and personal information: I receive student’s personal information in February 2019.
FOR THIS YEAR 2019, 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 2019 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? : Japanese Student stay at your home, from July 22 Monday 2019, until August 17 Saturday 2019.

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.
If you have other Japanese speaking student or person living with you, you are NOT QUALIFIED this program. (If 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. IF YOUR MAIN HOST CHILD HAS A SUMMER JOB, SUMMER SCHOOL OR 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.

ARE THEY GOING TO SCHOOL?:
NO. Your Japanese student is NOT GOING TO SCHOOL while in London.

COMPENSATION / HOMESTAY FEES etc.:
They pay you $910 for HOMESTAY fee. This homestay fee will pay ALL OF THE EXPENSES (FOODS, DRINKS, SNACKS etc.) for your student, ALL OF THE FAMILY ACTIVITY and FAMILY TRIP COST (ADMISSION FEES etc.), for your student. You will welcome your student as a PART OF YOUR FAMILY.
BUT!! The host family DONES’NT NEED to buy the student’s personal things – clothes etc. Your student have small cash allowance to buy small things for themselves.

They cover your student’s only ONE-DAYCAMP-FEE up to $250. If you register a daycamp or residential camp for your child, please also register your student in the same camp.

OTHER THING TO KNOW:

* If you have a Girl/DAUGHTER at your home, you will host a FEMALE/GIRL student.

* If you have a Boy/SON at your home, you will host a MALE/BOY student.

* Japanese student can share the BEDROOM with your child.

* Your family welcome the Japanese student as your family member.

* If you go to family trip, please your Japanese student with you as a part of your family. BUT please spend the cost from the homestay fees.

* If your child goes to day camp, please register your Japanese student to the same program, as your child is registered.

** Japanese youth will has medical insurance.

** One Japanese adult chaperon will come with these students, and stay 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 you Canadian family and Japanese student while the homestay program.

【What is the plan for the homestay 2019???】
・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
・family photo
・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.

▼London Ontario coordinator received these flags with messages from LABO homestay students.

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▼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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