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Volunteer Families Needed to Host Japanese Students July 22 – August 6

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ARLINGTON, WA, USA, June 2, 2022 / — 12 high school girls from Japan will visit our community July 22 – August 6. We are seeking volunteer families to host our students. Compass USA has fostered volunteer homestays since 2000. When the borders closed in 2020, we were disappointed to have our homestays cancelled. We have missed hosting for the past two years. Finally, our students are returning and they are eager to make friends and explore our beautiful communities.

After two years of inactivity, it has been extremely difficult to get restarted. We urgently need interested volunteers to host our students.

Our students are 14-18 years old. Several have been waiting almost three years to come to Arlington!

Norita – 16 years Enjoys cooking, volleyball, baseball – all sports and anime.

Hinano – 17 years Loves animals and sports.

Chiho – 15 years Enjoys sports, music, animals and Girl Scouts.

Chinatsu – 17 years Enjoys watching sports, ballet and music.

Yurika – 15 years Likes animals, cheerleading and bowling.

Mirai – 16 years Loves ballet and K-Pop.

If you are interested in having an International Experience without leaving your home and promoting the growth of international understanding and worldwide friendships, hosting a student from France this summer is the perfect opportunity for you and your family!

Please reach out to Karen at 425-737-3750 to learn more.

Who can be a host family?
• A couple with or without children
• A single parent with at least one child living in the home
• English must be the primary language spoken in the home
• Each student must have his/her own bed in a private room. A fold out couch, blow-up bed or futon that is comfortable and can be kept as a bed at all times is OKAY! Can share a room with same sex/similar age host sibling
• A family must be willing to share meals.
• A family must be very excited about hosting.
• A family must be warm and giving-willing to spend time with their student
• All family members must be receptive and open to the homestay.
Host families receive a small weekly stipend to help offset the cost of having an extra person in their home.

Compass USA started promoting programs that build intercultural understanding in 2000. Our homestay program helps foster strong leadership skills and English language acquisition. Our staff works as a team to provide quality programs throughout the country. Compass USA homestay and cultural experiences surpass typical vacations or tours. Participants learn to look beyond language, color and customs to discover the true character of others: a process that Compass USA believes will bring people of the world closer together one student at a time.

Please reach out to Karen at 425-737-3750 to learn more.

Karen Rieger
Compass USA
+1 425-737-3750
[email protected]
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This news story originally appeared at Lifestyle - Trend Magazine on 3 June 2022