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Overview

The 10 Day Summer program is one of the shortest programs NISE offers during the beginning of July. All students come from China varying in ages from nine to twelve years old. They will attend English classes at an Academic Center usually at a local school, community center or church and participate in various field trips and cultural activities in the local area. English classes typically start at 8:30 AM and end at 12:00 PM, followed by activities that end at 5:00 PM. The program concludes with a Farewell Party where a certificate is awarded to the student upon program completion. Prior to hosting, all volunteer families are required to complete the Host Family Application process, which includes being screened and vetted by one of our Host Family Recruiters. Host Families are responsible for providing three meals per day, the student’s own bed, transportation to and from the Academic Center (if needed, carpools can been arranged), and love and guidance. Due to a significant number of participants, single and double placements are allowed in the 10 Day program. In case of any emergencies, NISE staff as well as Chinese chaperons are readily available to support the program 24/7.

“This was our first time participating and we would love to do it again!” — Adam & Alicia, 2015 Charlotte, NC Host Family

“This was our second year and we hope to have many more!” Heather, 2015 Aumsville, OR Host Mother

“It was a great experience!” — Rebecca, 2015 State College, PA Host Mother

“It was enjoyable having extra children in our home and sharing our lives and culture with them.” — Spencer & Annie, 2015 State College Host Family

“We were able to learn another culture, meet new friends, and our children were exposed to the meaning of hosting firsthand.” — Peter & Marissa, 2014 Seattle, WA Host Family

“WE LOVE IT!” – Lance & Pamela, 2014 Battle Ground, WA Host Family