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Sister City Student Exchange Program Seeks Applicants

posted on Monday, April 01, 2024.

The City of Racine is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for current ninth, tenth or eleventh-grade Racine residents to participate in the Sister City Student Exchange Program with Oiso, Japan. This cultural exchange program aims to foster international cooperation and understanding between Racine and Oiso. The Racine Sister City Committee is accepting applications now through April 26, 2024.

This year's exchange is scheduled to take place from July 25, 2024, to August 7, 2024, and offers a unique opportunity for students to represent the youth of Racine and to immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Participants will have the chance to experience life in Oiso by staying with host families, engaging in cultural activities, and forming lasting friendships abroad.

For a chance to go, students must apply by writing an essay and getting two letters of recommendation. Interested students can view the application HERE. Completed applications must be received by Friday, April 26, 2024, for consideration. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a meaningful cultural exchange experience!

For questions about the exchange program, you can contact Racine Sister Cities at: