The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chose this date to pay a worldwide tribute to books and their authors, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and to gain a renewed respect for the extraordinary contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
We picked Tokyo Vernacular as a book to recognize and celebrate, as it investigates and explores the ways in which common space and language play a huge role in the development and community. When our students come to America and stay with Host Families, it is this essence of a common vernacular that the students can further explore American heritage and culture. The book explores Japans past history, and current state of affairs in regards to shared identities, heritage, and language that creates lasting communities.
Student Ambassador Exchange is committed to creating a common vernacular amongst its students and host families, creating a unforgettable inter-cultural experience for all parties involved. If you’d like to be apart of our ever growing global family, Apply to be a Host Family today!