Sunday, February 22, 2015

GlobalPittsburgh Seeking Host Families for Japanese Pharmacy Students March 6-16, Compensation Provided

GlobalPittsburgh is urgently searching for host families that we need for a program for a group of pharmacy students from Kobe Gakuin University in Japan who will be participating in an exchange with Duquesne University from March 6-16.

The students will be placed in pairs with one student speaking better English than the other so that, collectively, they may communicate more effectively with their hosts. We ask that each student have her own bed; they may share a bedroom or have separate rooms. It is not appropriate to have a student sleeping in a family room or living room on a sofa (where people may walk through). It is okay if the students share a bathroom with each other and/or other members of the family.

We have a total of eight female students yet to be placed with host families (out of a total of 18 students). The students, who are between the ages of 18 and 23, will be using bus passes to go to and from their classes and activities.

The students will be practicing their English while they are in the city. We are able to provide participating hosts with $150 per student to help offset their expenses for food, etc. Hosts are asked to include the students in their weekend activities, provide breakfasts and dinners on weekdays and also lunches on weekends.

GlobalPittsburgh will provide hosts with information about the students' allergies. We have letters to prospective hosts from the students. We ask the hosts to guide their guests to a bus stop location where they may take a bus to the Duquesne campus or to the downtown area where they may then walk to campus.

If you are interested in hosting the Japanese medical students please contact Gail Shrott, Director of the GlobalPittsburgh International Leaders Program, at 412-392-4513 or gshrott@globalpittsburgh.org. The students in Japan are eager to learn the names of hosts so they can correspond with them in advance of their arrival in Pittsburgh on March 6.

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