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    Hosting Our Japanese or Spanish Interns for an Activity or Dinner?
    Need some ideas?

    John Stanford is so lucky to get teacher Interns from Japan and Spain. Here's a great opportunity for your family to have a cultural exchange with our interns.

    We asked our three Interns for some ideas on things they would like to do while visiting Seattle. We also gathered a few other tidbits to help families who are considering hosting our international guests for dinner or a local activity.

    Our Japanese interns are Satomi and Yuto.
    Our Spanish Interns are Eva, Pedro, and Mariano.

    1. An invitation to dinner or an activity is great!
    2. Or, any 2-4 hour weekend family activity is a great way to share our love of Seattle and it really is a great way to "thank" our interns and their host families.
    3. Do you have spare tickets to concert or sporting event or even film festival? Our interns live on a tight budget and these might also be appreciated…email them to offer up an event.

    General Ideas for Activities:
    SAM, Chihuly Glass Museum, Space Needle, Pike Place Tour, Underground Tour, Tickets to local sporting event, Discovery Park, Spring Hike, Winter Snowshoe, Bike Ride to Golden Gardens, Chocolate Factory Tour, Local Festivals, Favorite Family Dining Spot, Husky Sporting Events, Ferry Ride to Bainbridge or Whidbey Island, etc.

    *Ideas for Intern Satomi*
    Intern SatomiI teach Kindergarten and 1st grade with Hiromi Sensei and Junko Sensei.

    Thank You Host Family:
    Mayer (5th grade).

    I enjoy teaching kids and working with such great teachers. For the last 12 years, I have been an English teacher at a public junior high school in Japan.

    I like sports (except winter sports) and walking. Seattle has a lot of nature, and I would like to enjoy activities outside. I look forward to meeting many people (ed. note: Satomi would like to make more than 100 friends in Seattle!), sightseeing, eating, and studying English. I like to eat all kinds of food, although I miss Japanese food sometimes.

    Email address: rimei.mitosa(at)gmail(.)com

    *Ideas for Intern Yuto*
    Intern YutoI am working with Takako Sensei's 5th grade in the morning and Rie Sensei's 2nd grade in the afternoon.

    Thank You Host Family: Shigley (JSIS alumni)

    I enjoy all kinds of sporting events, concerts, hiking, skiing, and sightseeing (ed. note: check him out in front of the Gum Wall at Pike Place Market)! I would like to climb Mount Rainier someday.

    My favorite kind of food is Japanese, but I would like to try different cuisines, too.

    Email address: yuto51425(at)gmail(.)com

    *Ideas for Intern Eva*
    Intern EvaI am currently working with Maria Matamala in 2nd grade.

    Thank You Host Family: Koehn/Chong (3rd and 5th grades).

    I would like do some sightseeing and go to sports events. I enjoy all kinds of food that is not spicy.

    Email address: evacamarerodg(at)gmail(.)com

    *Ideas for Intern Pedro*
    Intern PedroI am working in 4th grade with Maria Buceta.

    Thank You Host Family: Robinson (5th grade).

    I like all kinds of athletic activities, including cycling. I would like to try snowboarding while here and would like to go to a Seahawks game or basketball game. I would also like to visit different places around Seattle (mountains, waterfalls, islands) and places like Microsoft, Amazon, and Boeing. I would like to try different Asian restaurants in Seattle.

    Email address: pc_89(at)hotmail(.)es

    *Ideas for Intern Mariano*
    Intern MarianoI am currently assisting Ana Stark in 3rd grade.

    Thank You Host Family: Blank (2nd grade).

    I would like to visit any different places around Seattle or Washington. I really enjoy cultural activities: theater, concerts, museums, cinema, and festivals. I also love nature and animals, and would like to go hiking. I like all kinds of food.

    Email address: marianojose7(a)hotmail(.)com

    If you have any general questions about this opportunity please email parent Julie Mayer.