The McTaggarts — (from right) Kim, Glenn and Cameron — hold welcome signs up as students from Ono Cho, Japan, arrive at Revelstoke Secondary School in 2018 to participate in the annual cultural exchange. (Marissa Tiel - Revelstoke Review)

Host families needed for incoming Japanese students in Revelstoke

Exchange students visit each year

Exchange students from Ono Cho, Japan, come to Revelstoke each year.

The company MLI Homestay helps find accommodation for exchange students.

The company said it’s “urgently” seeking families to host the incoming students, which are in Revelstoke from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.

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The importance of the exchange, said Maya Sterling with MLI Homestay, is that it’s a cultural exchange.

The students vary in ages from 13 to 15 and will attend Revelstoke Secondary School during their stay. There are 16 students arriving.

Host families will have to provide meals.

“The students become immersed within the community and see what a typical Revelstoke family is like,” Sterling said.

In return, Sterling continued, Revelstoke families also learn about life in Japan.

Families interested in hosting can contact Maya Sterling at msterling@mliesl.com or 604-340-6736.

A Revelstoke Secondary School trip is going to Japan for a seven-day trip in April, 2020, with 12 students.

*correction, this article was originally published in December, but it had the wrong email address for contacting Sterling. It has now been updated with the correct email.


 

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