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From July 31 through August 14, you are invited to host a student from Japan as part of an annual summer exchange with the Saitama YMCA in Japan. This life-changing experience will introduce your household to another culture and give you opportunities to share your love for our nation and the Chicagoland area, as well as your own culture, traditions and family activities, with Japanese students.
Our student guests participate in Day Camp at the West Cook YMCA, making this a true international experience for all the campers, but spend evenings and weekends with their host families. This gives your family time to build relationships and friendships, and make memories that will never be forgotten.
Families interested in hosting our guests from the Saitama (Japan) YMCA can pick up an application at the front desk. After you submit your application (due date: May 22), you’ll be invited to orientation workshops to help you gain the most from this unique experience.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Lopez at 708-434-0230 or send an email.