Student Exchange Program

Be a Host Family for the
2016 Student Exchange Visit to Midland
What's It All About?

Every year, the cities of Handa, Japan, and Midland, Michigan take part in an exchange of high school students. During odd-numbered years, Midland sends students to Handa; during even-numbered years, Handa students visit Midland. The purpose of the exchange is to build friendships between sister cities, and to provide an opportunity for youth to experience a different culture.

Below is more information on this successful program:
For more information, please contact Sister City Committee Chair Tina S. Van Dam via email, or call 989-835-6640.
Two girls from Japan enjoy a local game, with the mascot in the background.
A Midland student plays a different, stringed instrument during his stay in Japan.