Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Host families needed in Pittsburgh for visiting Yasuda Women's University students from August to January.

GlobalPittsburgh is looking for host families for students from Yasuda Women's University (安田女子大学) who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh English Language Institute from late-August through late-January.
GlobalPittsburgh is searching for homestay hosts for female students from a private University in Hiroshima, Japan.

Here are the details and guidelines:

  • The students are all females of 19-20 years old; most of them have "fair" level of English. They will be studying English at the English Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • The monthly compensation for hosting will be $800.
  • The dates of the program are between August 30, 2016 and January 29, 2017.
  • The student will need a separate bedroom with a bed, dresser or closet, desk (optional), adequate lighting to study, and heat/air.
  • The students cannot be placed in the same home with other Japanese students, Japanese natives or male students.
  • Host families are requested to include the student in their family meals with an option for the student to pack their lunch.
  • The host should be located conveniently on a direct bus line to Oakland with a max of 45 minute commute. Some of the neighborhoods we are looking at include Bloomfield, East Liberty, Friendship, Greenfield, Hazelwood, Highland Park, Lawrenceville, Morningside, Oakland, Point Breeze, Polish Hill, Regent Square, Shadyside, South Side, Squirrel Hill, Stanton Heights, Strip District, Swisshelm Park, and Downtown.
  • The students will be attending the University on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and have a decent amount of homework daily. They will be engaged in many activities provided by University and GlobalPittsburgh.

Please encourage your friends, colleagues and family to host! Have them contact me at nkessler@globalpittsburgh.org with questions and for more information.

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