Published on April 27th, 2015 | by ssca


Looking for Day Host Families for May 30 and 31, 2015

Dear Friends of Springfield Sister Cities;

The MSU 2015 English Language Institute host opportunities will be here soon, and we are in great need of more host families! Please read the details below and check your calendar to see if you can host a couple of the wonderful students visiting from our Japanese sister city in May.

image002Your email RSVP saves our office time in calling the many host families it takes to accomplish such a large host event (120 students!), or you can RSVP via phone.

When: Saturday May 30th (8:30am-4:30pm); Sunday May 31st (8:30am-4:30pm). Families are welcome to host one or both days, as their schedules allow. Families who host both days will have different students each day.

Where: Students are picked up at the MSU campus and from there, it’s up to the family. Families can do regular daily activities, like prepare lunch, play in the yard, go to church, or watch a movie, or plan something special like a visit to the zoo. Popular past activities include going to the park, swimming, playing the Wii, and eating Andy’s frozen custard!

Students: We ask that families host a minimum of 2 students, and the maximum is only limited by the number of seatbelts in your vehicle. Requests of boys/girls will be met when possible (please note preferences in email/call). The students do speak English (varying levels), but they are a little shy!

image001Families: Families can be married or single, any age, with or without kids, and no cultural background is required. Don’t worry about a language barrier; the kids will connect to your kindness and hospitality, even if they have trouble understanding some vocabulary. The only requirement is that you show hospitality and keep the students safe.

Signing up: RSVP to Kelsey Goin via email or cell 417-766-8195 with the following information:
1.       Date(s) are you able to host (Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31, or both)
2.       Preference for boys or girls (optional)
3.       Number of students you can host (minimum 2)
4.       Do you have furry pets, such as cats or dogs (please answer yes or no; this is for allergy reasons)

Kelsey L. Goin

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Springfield Sister Cities Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people of the City of Springfield and people of similar cities in foreign nations acquire a consciousness of each other and to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, and as part of our global community.

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