Published on July 29th, 2015 | by ssca


Day Host Families needed for August 8, 2015

image002The last English Language Institute host opportunity for 2015 will be here soon! Please read the details below and check your calendar to see if you can host a couple of the 70 wonderful students visiting from our Japanese sister city in August.

Your email RSVP saves our office time in calling the many host families it takes to accomplish such a large host event.

When: Saturday August 8th (8:30am-4:30pm)

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. At 4:30pm, please bring your students to the Botanical Center Building at Nathanael Greene Park. All families are welcome to stay for a picnic dinner and song performance by the students. Weather permitting, we will also visit the Japanese Stroll Garden.

image001Students: 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!

Families: 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 via email to or phone 417-766-8195

As always, sincere thanks for your hospitality!!

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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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