Host Family

Student Exchange Host Family

With so many opportunities to travel to Japan, our delegation sizes tend to ebb and flow, and our delegations are usually smaller than the 18 students that we receive from Hanno each Winter. By sending fewer students than we are hosting, there is a need for additional host families most years. If you are interested in our program, becoming a host family is a wonderful introduction. Please consider taking in a Hanno student for their short stay in January. The only requirement to apply is that you have a student at Brea-Olinda High School or be willing to take your Hanno student to the high school on all school days.

Please see the Important Dates sheet for an overview of the visit and the corresponding dates. Hosts are expected to attend a short informational meeting prior to the student visit in January.

The hosting application should be completed by the hosting student (a student who attends Brea-Olinda High School and/or who is close to the age of the Hanno student and intends to spend the most time with the visiting Hanno student). Students will be matched according to gender, so if you have a boy and a girl who would both like to host, please submit two applications.

Please email John-Michael Patino if you are interested in hosting at