Students stay in a Japanese family during the course, so he/she can practice and "live" what is learned at school. There will be at least one person in the family or neighborhood who can communicate in basic English. The lifestyle in a Japanese household is a mixture of traditional and more modern western styles. Futon beds, tatami mats and western beds and chairs often times coexist under the same roof.
Two meals per day are included in the homestay, consisting of breakfast and one main meal a day. A Western style breakfast is more common in Japanese homes today. However, most host families cook Japanese style meals in the evening, offing students good opportunities to try Japanese home cooking. In most families the baths will be Japanese style: the body is washed first before entering the deep bathtub.
Most of the families are about 30 - 50 minutes away from the school by public transport or bicycle. The accommodation begins the evening on the Saturday arrival prior to the beginning of the course through breakfast on the Saturday at the end of the course. Students are advised to arrive on the Saturday prior to the course. If you plan to arrive before Saturday, please let us know in advance.