Cultural Exchange Opportunity with Japanese Student(s)

Here’s a message from Miki Aspree with Everett Community College. Please consider hosting a student this summer! – Kari

Greetings from Everett Community College, Nippon Business Institute and Japanese Programs! Would your family or friends be interested in hosting Japanese high school students from July 20th – August 3rd? For over 20 years, we have had high schools students from Iwakuni City (sister city of Everett) visit us for the summer exchange program. We will be hosting 15 students and 2 chaperones again this summer and are in need of host families. The host families are responsible for:

  • Dropping off/picking up student from the EvCC campus daily (normally 9am & 4:30pm, M-Th)
  • Providing a furnished room and three meals/day for the duration of their stay
  • Be able to provide a cultural experience (can be something small or big) on their free time

Since these are young students, the city prefer that students stay at homes in pairs so if you could host two students, that would be ideal. However, even if you could host one student or a chaperone, that would be helpful. Here is the stipend amount for hosting students for the 14 nights:


One student: $350 / Two students: $700


Hosting an international student can enrich the student’s and your family’s lives. It is a priceless opportunity to teach/learn about each other’s culture and to create a lifelong friendship! Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions at nbi@everettcc.edu or 425-388-9195 or 9380.
Please help spread the word within your community


Thank you for your support and consideration!


Warm Regards,
Miki & Saeko
Nippon Business Institute (NBI) & Japanese Programs Everett Community College 2000 Tower Street Everett, WA 98201 Phone: 425-388-9195 OR 9380

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February Meeting Summary and Discussion

We had a super meeting on February 15th with about 40 in attendance. Our special guests were Cathy Reines and Joshua Scott from Koz Development, and Tyler Rourke from Everett Non-Motorized Transportation Association / Everett Bike Walk.  We discussed the potential student housing building near Everett Community College, and options for biking and walking more than driving. Also, Pat Sisneros from Everett Community College was there to answer questions from the college’s perspective. 

Thanks to our new Everett City Council Liaison Judy Tuohy for joining us!

Thanks to Officer Roberto and Sergeant Braley for representing Everett Police.

More details in the minutes that Kristina took here. Tell her thanks next time you see her. 🙂