Now Recruiting Host Families! Year 2013 Cabinet Office International Youth Development Exchange Program, Iwate Program

Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

2013.08.26 (Mon)   (Deadline)

As in previous years, Japan`s Cabinet Office is bringing over 20 participants in the International Youth Development Exchange Program!
The youth, who are from Cambodia and Jordan, will come to visit Iwate after finishing the programs in Tokyo and Yamanashi. They will stay for 5 days, 4 nights starting on October 2nd, 2013, with activities including visiting the coast, touring schools, and participating in a homestay.
 Therefore, we are now recruiting host families for these youth. The youth are especially looking forward to this two night, three day homestay. Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

◇Homestay period: October 4th, 2013 (Friday) at 8 pm to October 6th (Sunday) at 1pm. Two nights, and three days.
   October 4th (Fri) Youth and host family meet at Welcome Party venue.
          Place: Hotel Metropolitan Morioka New Wing, starting at 18:00.
   October 6th (Sun) Meeting place: South exit, JR Morioka Station, in front of 2nd floor waiting room, 12:30 pm.

◇Participating youth: About 20 people (10 youth from Cambodia and 10 from Jordan, for a total of 20 people).

◇Host Family Information Meeting(Tentative): 
   Time: September 20th, 2013 (Friday) from 19:00.
   Place: Aiina 6th Floor, Group Activities Room(Snacks provided).
   Meeting agenda: Getting to know you、points to keep in mind as a host family, etc.

◇Other Information:
 1.We will have each host family provide a homestay for no more than one youth.

There are no limitations on where host family lives, but we ask that you provide transportation to the youth for pick-up and drop-off.
 3.The participants speak in English.

We will invite the host family to a welcome party on October 4th, Friday from 6 pm for meeting the participating youth.
(Up to two people can come free of charge. We ask for a contribution of 2000 yen per person starting with the third person. Children under elementary school age are 1000 yen per person.)
 5.We will provide a modest amount of thank you money to host families.

◇Application deadline: August 26th, 2013 (Mon).

◇How to apply: After filling out the application form, please send to the following by fax or email.

Iwate Program Executive Committee(Iwate International Youth Exchange Program)
(Homestay contact: Abe/Executive Office:Matsuzaki)
Letter Box No.1, Aiina 6th Floor 1-7-1 Morioka Eki Nishidori, Morioka City 
TEL:090-2606-7145(Contact: Abe) FAX:019-606-1765