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Posted on: February 9, 2017

City seeks high schoolers for annual Sister City exchange

Takasaki Japan student exchange group

The City of Battle Creek is preparing for this year’s cultural exchange with our Sister City – Takasaki, Japan – and is looking for this year’s group of high school ambassadors.


This exciting and enriching opportunity is available to any high school student in the Battle Creek area. Local educators also can represent the city by serving as chaperones for the 2017 program.


The program includes a 10-day hosting experience in Battle Creek and a 10-day travel experience to Japan, for 20 days total. Battle Creek’s high school delegation will consist of four high school students and a teacher/chaperone.


Battle Creek high school families will host Takasaki students from July 23 to Aug. 2, then will depart for Takasaki City on Aug. 2, returning on Aug. 13.


This year’s program applications are now available on the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov/takasaki, and are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 to Room 206 at City Hall, 10 N. Division St. See the application packets online for more information or call Assistant Human Resources Manager Jennifer Rosa at 269-966-3377.


The student exchange program is a volunteer exchange sponsored and organized by the Battle Creek Area International Relations Committee. The exchange program between the two cities began in 1981.

Sister City Student Exchanges
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