NBI Volunteer Opportunties and
The Nippon Business Institute provides several opportunities for volunteers interested in promoting our educational and cultural mission of bridging the gap between eastern and western cultures.
Host Family Opportunities
Hosting a guest from Japan is a wonderful way to foster cross-cultural relationships and to help promote global understanding and peace between people of different backgrounds. The NBI program provides opportunities for local families to serve as host families for students and others participating in our short-term exchange programs.
The NBI programs that provide host families opportunties include a bi-annual winter exchange program for students from EvCC's sister college in Nagoya, Japan - Aichi Toho University (formerly known as Toho Gakuen Junior College), and annual summer program exchanges for students from City of Everett's sister city - Iwakuni, Japan, and the Port of Everett's friendly port in Japan - Ishinomaki, Japan. We also conduct short-term exchange programs for members of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai involved in our Japanese Culture & Traditional Arts Exchange Program.
Host families provide room and board, treat their guest(s) as a member of their own family, and supply transportation to and from the college each week day for classes and/or activities. Evenings, weekends and holidays are typically spent with the guest and involve family activities. In return, families receive the benefit of a unique international cultural experience and the opportunity to foster new friendships. For more information, or for placment on our host family request list, please send your mailing address to email@example.com
City of Iwakuni, Japan
City of Ishinomaki, Japan
Aichi Toho University, Nagoya, Japan
Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
East West Chanoyu Center