Application Process

We would love to have you host a Middle Schooler from Ota, Tokyo this  fall. It is a brief but rich and rewarding experience! Our dates are November 4-9.

Once surveys are filled out, we will contact you about hosting. Please share this with other families who might be interested so we can reach out to them!

    Have You Hosted with the Salem Ota Cultural Exchange before? (required)

    Do you have children who are approximately Middle School age? (We accept families with Upper Elementary and young High School too.) (required)

    Where do you live?

    How should we reach you?

    Connect with either Marlene Warner ( or Kathleen Salas ( for more information or to confirm you’d like to host you or if you have any questions!