Posted: Friday, 13 July 2012 9:33AM
DSU looking for host families for Tamagawa students
Dakota State University in Madison is looking for host families for exchange students from Tamagawa University in Japan. The students will be at DSU for two weeks in August. During that time, they will be studying conversational English and learn more about the state’s culture and history.
By staying with local families, the Japanese students are better able to understand the English language and American and South Dakota cultures. The families, in turn, learn more about the Japanese culture. Students spend evenings and weekends with the families. The Tamagawa students also prepare a program for “Japan Night” where host-families, instructors and interested local residents can experience even more Japanese culture. That will be held on August 17th.
The program runs from August 3rd through the 18th and the students will spend evenings and two weekends with the host families. Host families must provide the students with their own bed, breakfast and dinner, and laundry. Families will receive monetary compensation for hosting the student before the student arrives.
Anyone interested in being a host to one of these students should contact the
D-S-U International Programs Office.