SIL Homestay Program

SIL Sapporo Nihongo Gakko offers Japanese language classes with an original teaching method to students from all over the world that have come for either short term, medium term, or long term classes. During this time, it's quite significant and effective to experience the natural face of Japan by living with a true Japanese family. So SIL recommends Weekly Apartment and Student Dormitory to students who would like to enjoy your stay more freely. SIL Homestay Program offers this valuable chance to live with a host family in order to fulfill this purpose.


Application Fee: ¥6,000 (Overseas residents: ¥10,000)

Home stay Fee 2 weeks 1 week extension/day
Summer (Jun-Sep) ¥38,000 ¥19,000 ¥3,200
Winter (Oct-May) ¥42,000 ¥21,000 ¥3,500

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Who Can Apply? SIL students (especially intensive course students)
Family Various types of families exist. Students who attend several Sessions and longer homestay period may have to stay with host families more than one.
Location In general, the locations are within Sapporo.
Room A Japanese style or Western style room with a table (or desk) and futon for study and sleeping. Your bedroom might be shared with a child according to circumstances. You should clean your room.
Meal Breakfast and dinner are included. (Sometimes the homestay family will make breakfast, but in some cases the students must prepare it themselves.)  If you don't need a meal, you must tell the host family in advance.
Facilities You should talk with the host family about the rules of house, especially smoking, using the bathroom, and curfew. In general, you are not allowed to use the host family's computer or telephone.
Washing You can use the homestay family's washing machine.
Language You should take the initiative to use Japanese in your home stay life. If the host family wants to talk with you in another language, please be considerate of the host family's wish.
Trouble If you face any problems in your home stay, please talk to any SIL staff member as soon as possible. SIL will do it's best to solve it.
Others Please take the initiative to help your host family with the housework.
Subsequent homestays should always be applied to through SIL.


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After finishing the application and transferring the homestay fees, SIL will assign students to homestay families. After the decision, SIL will send the information about the homestay family to the student. If the students come to Sapporo in a group, an SIL staff member will meet them at the airport and will introduce them to the host family at SIL or at the host family's house. 
If the students come to Sapporo by themselves, students will meet their host families at Sapporo JR Station (Meeting Place Map)   Please call your host family as soon as possible to arrange the meeting time.


Since Oct 23,2010.