Hello from UT Arlington,
We have an international exchange student currently studying at UT
Arlington who needs a family to host him during the winter break --
December 13 -- January 16. These are the dates that UTA's residence
halls are closed.
The student's name is Masatoshi Ishiba. He's just finishing up an
intensive English language program here at UTA and will begin
studying his major, Engineering, in the spring. Masa will return to
his home university, Yamagata University in Japan, next summer.
Spending the holidays with a local family would give Masa a
wonderful chance to continue practicing his English, learn about US
culture, and also a great chance to share his culture. We've gotten
to know Masa pretty well since he arrived at UTA in August. He's a
very friendly, enthusiastic and respectful young man. I'm sure he
will be a joy to have around during the holidays.
If you would like to meet up with Masa to discuss the possibility of
hosting him for the holidays, let me know, and I'd be happy to help
arrange something. I realize that an entire month is a pretty long
time, especially during the holidays, to have a guest. If you are
not able to commit to the entire month, it could still be very
helpful to host Masa for a couple of weeks. Perhaps two families
can share him!
Feel free to call or email me for more information. And please also
feel free to pass this request along to trustworthy
friends/family/neighbors who you think would be interested in
Thanks so much and have a lovely weekend!
RPCV Namibia (2003-2005)