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Some Christian Homestay Programs

Agape Hosting
Centered in the Seattle, Washington area. Contact Shaun Wilson.
American Home Life International, Inc.
Homestays are available in Pennsylvania and California. See American Home Life International.

Description: CaliforniaHomestayUSA is a Christian homestay program for Japanese students between the ages of 8 and 16. Each student stays with a volunteer host family from Calvary Chapel of Oxnard for three weeks during summer break. Students attend Vacation Bible School at Calvary Chapel for a week, go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, the beach, a Dodger baseball game and do many other fun activities learning English along the way through daily interaction.
See CaliforniaHomestayUSA.

Mission To Japan’s Homestay International
Homestay International provides short term homestay programs during Japanese students’ spring, summer and winter breaks. They provide volunteer Christian host families, English classes, and sightseeing at Disney World, Universal Studios, and other famous places. There is also a beach retreat with American Christian students. Programs are open to Japanese students and young adults ages 16 ~ 24. This program is based in Orlando, Florida. Homestay International.

My International Family
Multiple locastions. Website

Oregon Homestay Program
Yoshiki Saeki of the Japanese International Baptist Church of Tigard, Oregon shares about their ministry: We have a program for study abroad from Japan as non-profit organization connected with our church. We help student come to the US, introduce school, finding Christian host families and care. Our goal is to make opportunity to meet Japanese students as much as possible, and then to tell the good news and send them back to Japan as a disciple of Christ. Please see their website.

Southern California Home Stay Program
Heritage Family Ministries with Don Miller hosts an excellent summer program which includes an outdoor rustic experience, going to places like Yosemite. For more information contact Don Miller.

You can sign up to be a host family of an international student or visiting scholar through your local college. Most international students pay host families approximately $550 a month. Moreover, hosting provides a great opportunity to build relationships with students, and can open doors to share your world views, as well as to assist in the development of a future world leader before your student return to his or her home country.

For a comprehensive outline of the various hosting options, see Hosting options in the USA.

See “Where Can I Find A Student To Host? for more information. For a downloaded version in Word click here.

  • Simon Zeigler of ISI has presented seminars at both the 2005 and 2006 International RJC Conferences. These audios are available on request from Don Wright.

    “Hebrews 13:2″,”Do not forget to entertain strangers,…”

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