Michigan host families needed ASAP!

Length: 2 weeks

1 – Ming-Ku (Taiwan), male, 37
2 – Jhih-Hao (Taiwan), male, 38

Guest 1 – Sept 30 through Oct 13
Guest 2 – Oct 13 through Oct 28

Overview: Would your family be interested in hosting one of these IFYE program delegates for two weeks? They are here to experience Michigan 4-H, agriculture, environmental conservation, and experiential learning. They are also interested in learning about your family, culture, and Michigan during their homestay.

Requirements: Since they are adults, they do need their own bedroom and hosts to provide three meals a day

Interested? Please contact MSU Extension Educator D’Ann Rohrer, by phone (231-845-3361) or e-mail (drohrer@anr.msu.edu) as soon as you are able.

Description of the IFYE program:  The IFYE Association conducts international exchange programs and cross-cultural education while promoting global awareness. Exchanges have continued for more than 70 years. Approximately 4,000 Americans have lived in 116 countries and a like number of people from those nations have come to the United States. Upon returning home, IFYE participants share their once-in-a-lifetime experiences with thousands of people in their communities, state, and nation. Today, IFYE exchanges are conducted in collaboration with State IFYE Associations and State Coordinators.  Programs are facilitated and supported by the IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. with a National IFYE Program Director.

Standing with our community members of all identities

At a time where it seems some are being targeted on the basis of religion, gender identity, and race, JCMU stands with our community members of all backgrounds and identities.

We genuinely believe that the only way to move forward as a global society is to learn about and from people outside of our own culture and community with respect for our differences, celebration of our diversity, and dignity for all people, regardless of place of origin, race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, and so on. At JCMU, we are strongly committed to inclusivity and will continue working to ensure that both our East Lansing administrative office and our Hikone campus are safe areas for all members of our broad community. As always, we look forward to hosting students from different backgrounds, countries, gender identities, communities, and institutions, and remain steadfast in our belief that this diversity is what makes JCMU (and the world as a whole) so amazing.

We ask all members of our JCMU community to look out for one another during these troubling times. By accepting each other with open hearts and open minds, we will fight back against the hate we see in the world.