The Japan-America Society of Georgia welcomes students from Japan to Atlanta for Obirin University’s College of Business Management Global Outreach Program twice a year. Students study a total of 16 weeks of English at Georgia Tech or Georgia State University (Atlanta), while learning how American and Japanese businesses operate in today’s global economy during the last 8 weeks of the program as part of a business practicum lab. The JASG seeks host families for the students attending the ESL program at Georgia Tech and friendship families for the students living in the Georgia State University dorms during the spring and fall semesters. If you are interested in either program, please fill out the application below.
The Japan-America Society of Georgia's Host Family Program (HFP) gives Japanese undergraduate university students the opportunity to become acquainted with local families in the metro-Atlanta area. Students live with the Host Family for 4 months. The HFP experience provides students with a unique "window into American culture" as families welcome them to the U.S. and help them adjust to life in Atlanta.
Host Families Must Provide
The Japan-America Society of Georgia's Friendship Family Program (FFP) gives Japanese undergraduate university students who are living in dorms the opportunity to become acquainted with local families in the metro-Atlanta area. The Friendship Family Program pairs students with families who welcome them to the U.S. and help them adjust to college life in Atlanta. Students and families get to know one another through occasional visits to host families' homes, going on outings, attending FFP events, and spending special occasions together. The FFP experience provides students with a unique "window into American culture." After being paired, students and families arrange to spend time together on their own as often as mutually desired. Friendship Families may include their student in informal dinners, holiday celebrations, occasional family outings, or any other event that adds to the richness of his/her experience in the U.S.
Meet exceptional students from Japan and discover a new culture & language while sharing your own family customs and change the course of a young person's life.