Our summer festivities end with the Capstone & OMSI program. All 15 to 16 year old Japanese students come from Tokyo around the beginning of August with intermediate to advance levels of English for 2 weeks. However, the program has two contrasting weeks of activities. Students will spend the first week single placed with volunteer host families and attend Capstone English classes in Downtown Portland. During the second week, students will participate in a summer camp at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). A farewell party is held at the end of the program to award students with a certificate of program completion, and to bring all host families and students together one last time. 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 (if needed, carpool can be arranged), and love and guidance. Similar to our summer program, only single placements are allowed. In case of any emergencies, NISE staff as well as foreign chaperones are readily available to support the program 24/7.