JAPANESE EXCHANGE: One Week Hosting Opportunity

Would you like to host a student from our Japanese sister school for one week in August? On 2-8 August, we have about 16 students visiting from Obu Higashi High School as part of our long-running exchange program.

We are seeking expressions of interest from families who can voluntarily offer homestay to students on 2-8 August.

Host families’ responsibilities are:

  • to offer accommodation to a student (six nights) – a shared bedroom is just fine;
  • to offer three meals a day during his/her stay; and
  • to assist the student to go to and return from the school.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your child’s education, particularly if your child is interested in our biannual school trip to Japan, and wishes to build a friendship with an Obu Higashi student prior to the trip. 

Hosting a Japanese student provides a highly beneficial opportunity for Elwood College students to improve their Japanese language skills and learn firsthand about the Japanese culture as they interact both formally and informally a student from Japan of similar age.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, please email our Japanese teacher Hiroki Kurihara at kurihara.hiroki.h@edumail.vic.gov.au at your earliest convenience.