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TRC7
Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:37 pm    Post subject: Japanese Exchange Programs Reply with quote
I scratched the surface of this issue in my 'Seeking Hyper C' thread.

Anyway, I was wondering what are some of the good short-term Japanese homestay options available to a 19 year old freak like me. I understand some of you have had some experience in these matters and I'd love to hear your advice. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Exchange Programs Reply with quote
TRC7 wrote:
I scratched the surface of this issue in my 'Seeking Hyper C' thread.

Anyway, I was wondering what are some of the good short-term Japanese homestay options available to a 19 year old freak like me. I understand some of you have had some experience in these matters and I'd love to hear your advice. Wink


How short??... cause the one I just got is only 17 days... and only 4 of that is spent with an actual family... the rest is living on college grounds (or near to the grounds... I cant remember).

Havent gone yet... cant give advice... but my 19 year old freak nature is just waiting to ambush some poor Japanese schoolgirl, (and also a tonne of manga places, and food places, and Sony Media World... thats gonna rock)
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TRC7
Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Exchange Programs Reply with quote
Cypher-Khan wrote:

... my 19 year old freak nature is just waiting to ambush some poor Japanese schoolgirl, (and also a tonne of manga places, and food places, and Sony Media World... thats gonna rock)


So.. we have a few things in common. Wink

By short term I mean 2 to 4 weeks. I've been to Japan before, just not on exchange. Which are the reputable organisations involved in homestay?
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Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i may be able to help here, my school participates in homestay alot so i can look into it here... unless of course you have already left in which case i wont bother???

awaiting your reply
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sounds interesting, i would love to do homestay but its hard to find a reliable company of sorts. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
TRC7, by complete chance I've perused the madboards and seen your 2 threads. Almost heading the way of Hyper C I frequented here less and less but that was because of dial-up, which almost stopped me foruming altogether. But things have changed, and with a mention of my going to Japan I thought, hey! You should stay in Japan longer.

If you're set on going homestay for short term, well, I can't really help you out there. But what I did was work for Nova for a year (although I stayed for 8 months), teaching english. Flights are organised, transportation, meeting up, training and accomodation are all set up for you. The best thing was no up front payment for accomodation (whatever the word is), and they're very flexible with apartment locations.

I loved it, and it was a very enlightning experience for me. If I wasn't changing so much and going from place to place, I'd probably still be there.

I was planning on a thread (or the final posting of my Lost in Japan thread) when I came back, but alas, dial up for me was really acting up. Razz

What are you actually looking to do?
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Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is my situation. I'm not a student. I'm 19 and I work full time, in a job I love, throughout the year. My reasons for returning to Japan are mainly for meeting people and improving my Japanese. I'm on holidays from mid december to late January so this is amount of time I have - either for these holidays or even next year. So, I was wondering what kind of options are available.

Alternatively, I am also very interested in dedicating a year of my life to live in Japan, teaching English or whatever I can do on the cheap, like homestay. I'd love to go to school or something so I can interact with people, but I'm probably too old. What do you think Utheras?

Thanks a lot Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
*bump* (almost) Any suggestions will be appreciated. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmmm... You're 19 and not a student.... I'm not sure there's any homestay programs for someone like you, I was 17 and in high school when I went on the homestay exchange program...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Try your local Rotary club perhaps?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:45 pm    Post subject: Although it doesn't look like you're a uni grad.... Reply with quote
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Shinobu Nagumo


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
i see you getting basically all the help you need here... i've never heard of the jet program b4. guess you learn something everyday
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I went to Japan on an exchange in May. I went for a month and stayed with the family the whole time bar three nights. My exchange was through my local council through the Sister City Exchange Program. Maybe you should look into it, maybe your council has a program like this too.
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