Dear Teachers and Parents,
In 2017, the number of participants for “Japan to Australia” programme is expected to be 22 Japanese students and two chaperons.
24 Host Families required from July 22nd to August 14th
The host family application must be completed and returned to Mitsui Travel by March 21st 2017.
The application must be submitted with a completed Personal Information Form (PIF) together with a family photo to Mitsui Travel. Application with missing information or without family photo will not be processed. Please let us know if application form is required by your school. We can email immediately.
Once the applications are submitted, they will be sent to Tokyo Head Office for processing.
Then by May, Tokyo Head Office will provide us with the profiles of the participating Japanese students. After placements are completed, we will advise allocations to the host families. Labo head office will pay $ 350.00 to each host family for the three weeks home stay.
It is a policy of Labo to host male to male, female to female, and age 15 years to 17 years.
Labo Head Office in Tokyo requested to have indication of number of participating host families in Australia by February 26th. This is due to overwhelming number of Japanese students applying every year. Last year, we had problems finding enough number of Australian host families. Because of this Labo Sydney office asked Tokyo head office to reduce number of students this year. So they restricted to 22 students plus two chaperons in 2017. We ask the teachers to please let us know number of host families we can expect from your schools this year.