Looking for some new fun and excitement this summer? Host a boy or girl from Japan in your home for 3½ weeks! (July 24 to Aug. 18) The Ohio 4-H International Program is offering hosting opportunities to families who have boys or girls aged 10-15, and Japanese youth on the other side of the world are anxiously waiting to learn who their new family might be! The focus is on everyday family life. Special trips and activities are not required. Medical insurance is provided.
What’s Involved with Hosting?
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Host Family Frequently-Asked-Questions
Who are the Japanese Youth? Scroll below for a representative list of youth needing host families (these are not actual youth coming in 2019). They have a wide variety of interests!
What are some ideas for the Homestay? Hosting is Easy and Fun!
Click here for more information! http://www.ohio4h.org/international
How to Apply: Visit Application Form to complete an application which includes references, background check and in-home interview.
Contact: If interested, please act soon! We are making host family assignments as soon as possible. Please reply to this email (Mary Lynn Thalheimer at email@example.com).
Deadline: Applications are accepted until all youth are placed. The earlier the better, but please contact us regardless of when you receive this email.
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Representative List of Japanese BOYS:
Boy – age 12. Likes sports, soccer, running, kendo (Japanese fencing), camping, swimming, tennis, cooking, music and piano. Describes himself as curious, sensitive, cheerful, patient, talkative, sociable, tolerant, and diligent and laughs a lot. Favorite subjects: science and P.E. “I hope to have several siblings. I want to play soccer with my host brother and his friends.”
Boy – age 13. Likes handicrafts (especially wood-working), cooking (making sweets), soccer, swimming, camping, music, singing and traveling. Describes himself as tidy, curious, sensitive, sociable and laughs a lot. Favorite subjects: math science, music, technique and homemaking. “My goal for the homestay is communication with my host family, and helping them and cooking for them.”
Boy – age 14. Likes sports, camping, swimming, fishing, skiing, ping-pong, comics and animation. Describes himself as sociable, diligent, talkative and laughs a lot. Favorite subject: Social Sciences. “It’s nice to meet you! Let’s have fun together!”
Representative List of Japanese GIRLS:
Girl – age 12. Likes sports, camping, swimming, volleyball, playing with friends, cooking, singing, music, piano and dancing. Describes herself as sociable, cheerful, talkative and laughs a lot. Favorite subject: P.E. “I’d like to teach Japanese cooking and learn American cooking. I’d like to see big American nature and the horizon. I’d like to experience horse-riding.”
Girl – age 13. Likes astronomical observations and taking photos of the sky. Also loves music (especially Disney!), camping, swimming, photography and clarinet. Describes herself as tidy, sociable and talkative. Favorite subject: science. “My goals are to never forget to say thank you, to smile, and to be a broad-minded person.”
Girl – age 14. Likes animals very much, especially big animals such as horses, cows and pigs. Also enjoys swimming, camping, singing and reading. Describes herself as tolerant, curious and sociable. Favorite subject: Japanese. “I want to have friends in another country. I want to take care of many animals!”
Learn about other cultures without leaving home through Ohio 4-H!