Student Exchange Program to Hino, Japan – June 15, 2015 – June 28, 2015
Redlands Sister Cities
Student Exchange Program
The Redlands Sister Cities Association is now accepting applications from students who are currently attending high school in Redlands, or who are between the ages of 14 through 19, to visit Redlands’ sister city of Hino, Japan.
The home stay/visitation will be for approximately12 days, leaving around June 15, 2015 and returning around June 28, depending on airline reservations. During this time, students will be staying with host families, participating in the city’s cultural activities, and traveling to some historic sites in the country.
Along with the application, students must submit an essay of 500 words or more about why they would like to visit Japan. The tentative cost per student will be approximately $2400, which will cover airfare, railway transportation, and other expenses. The student and his or her family are responsible for the cost; however the Redlands Sister Cities Association will assist students in organizing fundraisers and applying for scholarship funds to help defer some of the costs. Students who are accepted into the program will need to join sister cities (a two year membership of $20 per year) and participate in activities before and after the trip.
The students selected will be required to attend orientation meetings and participate in fundraising activities prior to the departure date. The application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 6, 2015. Students will be notified of their selection shortly thereafter. Applications will be available on line at: www.redlandssistercities.com or at the counselors’ offices at each of the Redlands’ high schools.
Please call/email Roy Cencirulo, Redlands Sister Cities President at 909-798-0939, if there are any questions. Email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org