On Friday March 11th at 2:46pm the northeast ‘Tōhoku’ region of Japan was hit be a giant earthquake and a devastating tsunami.

Damage to a nuclear power plant in Fukushima has complicated rescue and relief efforts as radiation continues to be emitted. Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Naoto Kan has declared this Japan’s greatest crisis in 65 years since the end of World War II.

There has been an amazing response, both locally and globally with in generosity, relief efforts, cooperation and compassion. Our desire is to bless the incredible young Japanese people who have been affected by this tragedy with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which will empower them to dream again for an amazing future. We have put together a FREE Summer Homestay Program for Japanese high school and university students from the most heavily affected areas of Tōhoku. These studentsʼ lives have been changed forever through these traumatic events and have also been affected to varying degrees by the loss of loved ones and/or extensive property damage.

We invite you to get involved in this program as a HomeStay Host Family!