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Host Families Needed  


Soon, students from COD’s sister school, Bukkyo Univeristy, in Kyoto, Japan, will be attending COD’s Intensive English Academy, for a 2 week English/American culture program.  The group will be in the desert February 2 – 15, 2014 and the program is looking for host families for the students while they are here. Thirty-nine Bukkyo University students are expected to join the 2 week program.

Host families include traditional families as well as single people from all walks of life!  A host family is anyone who is interested in spending time with a student from another country and providing a warm and caring home for them while they are at COD.  It is a great opportunity to help out COD and have fun showing off the Palm Desert area and American culture to a visitor from Japan.

Host families are expected to provide a room and meals during the student’s stay at their house and are compensated for the expense.  Host families must also bring the student to the campus for their classes and activities during the program.

If you are interested, please email Darlene Peceimer at or call her at 760.862.1385.