Student Exchange Program

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NOW SEEKING 2017 STUDENT AMBASSADORS!

Are you interested in a life-changing experience immersed in Japanese culture? Become a 2017 Student Ambassador by applying for the 2017 Sister City Student Exchange! 
 
Click here to learn more about the program or click here to submit your application online.
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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.
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How Does It Work? 


Whether Midland is sending or receiving students, each participant stays with host families during their 3-week stay. These host families help the students immerse themselves into the culture of their host country by coordinating fun activities, cooking meals, and sharing their families' day-to-day lives. In addition, the Sister City program in each country provides a schedule of events and activities for the entire group to participate in together.