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Have the Experience of a Lifetime.  Host a Student from Japan.

Would you like to develop an international friendship and learn more about another culture - without even traveling?  If so, then consider hosting a Japanese teenager or adult this summer.
 
The City of Detroit is looking for families to host a student or a chaperone from Toyota City, Japan as part of its Sister Cities Program.  Preference is given to Detroit families.  However, the City will consider families outside Detroit for hosting.  The group of ten individuals – eight students and two chaperones – will visit Detroit to learn more about the American culture. Tentative dates are July 23 - August 7, 2014.
 
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To learn more about the responsibilities of a host family, click here .pdf
 
To complete the host family application, click here .pdf
 
Learn more about the Detroit Sister Cities Program
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The relationship between Detroit and Toyota City, Japan began in 1960. The student exchange
program began in 1965. Detroit students visit Toyota one year, while students from Toyota visit
Detroit the following year. In addition, students from families who serve as hosts are given special
consideration when Detroit students are selected to go to Toyota City, Japan in 2015.

For additional information, please contact Rose Love at (313) 224-3757 or via e-mail at
LoveR@detroitmi.gov.