Local families host Japanese summer exchange program
Braintree Patch - almost 5 years
Explore Japan, a Milton-based summer exchange program for Japanese and American students age 8-16, has proved to be a unique and rewarding experience for the participants as well as the host families. Through this program, now in its 18th year, boys and girls from Japan visit host families in the south suburban area for two weeks.
Under the supervision of Japanese experts, day-long activities at Pierce Middle School and Milton High School are scheduled for the students. These activities include workshops on Japanese language, arts and crafts, cooking, martial arts, calligraphy and a variety of interesting cultural exercises, as well as a number of field trips. More than 60 host families from the south suburban areas took part in the program last year.
“Hosting two amazing young ladies from Japan the past few years has brought so much joy into our home as well as such a rich culture for my children to experience,” said Braintree’s Cindy Williams, whose family hosted Yukiko Yamak
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