What is a homestay?
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What is homestay program of the Nagoya Homestay Volunteer Center ?
   The Nagoya Homestay Volunteer Centerfs homestay program offers an opportunity to stay with a typical Japanese family and to learn first hand about Japanese culture and life in Japan.   Those who do homestay are referred to as gguestsh and families welcoming the guests are referred to as ghost familiesh.

   The program allows:

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Guests to experience ordinary Japanese life.
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Guests to get to know the Nagoya area.
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Both host families and guests to deepen their understanding of each other's culture and customs and to be aware of the importance of respecting the differences and diversity between them.
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   The program encourages the host families to help the guests to learn more about Japanese culture and customs through interacting with each other.   The guests are encouraged to communicate with the host families and to take time to introduce their culture and customs to the host families.

   The program is not designed for the following purposes:
 <Guests> 
l @  for inexpensive accommodation
l   for rooming accommodation with half board
l  to expect special treatment as an invited guest
l  for commercial activities, missionary work, or promotional activities
l  to seek a guarantor
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<Host families>
l  for the opportunity to practice foreign languages
l  to only accept guests who come from certain countries or speak certain languages
l  for commercial activities, missionary work, or promotional activities
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