• Host Families Wanted

    Mt. Hood Community College is reaching out to the local community to seek host families for visiting Japanese University students. As part of the Ryukoku @ MHCC program, students travel to MHCC, study English and take field trips as they learn the language and customs of the United States. Students are between the ages of 18 and 24, and will arrive around the first week of February, and stay through to the first week of March. Acting as a host family can be a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved!


    • An individual room is preferable. A shared bathroom is acceptable.
    • If public transportation is not easily available, the host family will need to provide the transportation for the guest student to and from the campus. Car-pooling among host families might be possible. Their EFL classes are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - Noon on Gresham campus. Meeting point for the field trips is also MHCC Gresham campus. There will be one field trip on Saturday which host families are welcome to join.
    • The host family will need to provide breakfast and dinner each day. Students are on their own for lunch.
    • A stipend will be provided to help defray the additional household expense of hosting the student.
    • The host family must speak in English while the guest student is present.
    • More than one family member living in the household is preferred.
    • To ensure the safety of the students, a criminal background check will be conducted.
    • Mandatory host family orientation will be held in the evening of January 20, 2017.

    Contact Yoko Sato, the onsite director of Ryukoku @ MHCC Winter 2017 for more details and host family application process.