The student exchange between Anaheim and Mito, Japan began in 1984. Since then, a group of Anaheim high school students has traveled to Mito to experience the city’s history, culture, and people each year. Many students have found this to be a life changing experience:
This trip was amazing. I'm glad that I was able to participate in this program, which very few get to say they’ve done. Thank you to everybody who worked behind the scenes to make this possible from the chaperones, to the people at the Mito International Center, to the host families, and more. I love the host family that I was with. Nothing bad comes to mind when I think of this trip. Mito is such a beautiful place with beautiful land, scenery, and people.”
-Steven Trinh, 2016 Mito Student Ambassador
About the Exchange
Up to six high school students from the city of Anaheim will be selected by the Anaheim Sister City Commission to visit Mito, Japan for two weeks from late June through mid-July 2017. These students will travel with an Anaheim chaperone and will stay with host families in Mito. The city of Mito plans the itinerary for the trip with a schedule that includes visits to schools, meeting the mayor of Mito and participating in numerous cultural events. Please note, that speaking Japanese is not a requirement of the Anaheim students.Visit the Anaheim Sister City Commission website for more information, videos and photographs from past exchanges at Anaheim.net/SisterCity.
If selected to be an Ambassador, students must:
Please type or print the following information. If you are selected as a Mito Student Ambassador, this information will be used to match you with an appropriate host family in Mito, Japan. All information must be completely filled out. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.
Education and Extracurricular Activities
Family and Health Information
Please list the names of each of your family members, their relationship to you, and their ages. If selected, this information will better assist us in identifying a host family for you.
Disclaimer and Signature
In submitting this application, we certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge. We also understand the obligations outlined on this application packet and will comply with the best of our ability.
If you have any questions about the application or the Exchange Program, please contact Jeanne Tran, Anaheim Sister City Commissioner at (714) 262-3373 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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