Archive for Thursday, September 19, 2013

Applications sought for summer 2014 youth exchange program to Hiratsuka

September 19, 2013


The Lawrence Sister Cities Advisory Board announced today that it is accepting local high school students’ applications for the summer 2014 youth exchange trip to a Lawrence sister city, Hiratsuka, Japan.

Twenty Lawrence students selected for the program will visit Hiratsuka next year to learn about Japanese history, contemporary society and daily life. After the trip, about 20 Hiratsuka students will visit Lawrence. Lawrence Sister Cities and the Friends of Hiratsuka sponsor the reciprocal city-to-city exchange to promote understanding between the two cultures.

Applications for the exchange trip are available online at


bmoody51 4 years, 9 months ago

Actually, the trip is open to Lawrence students grades 7 through 12, not just high school students as indicated by the article. It really is a trip of a lifetime. I know. I have seen it change students' lives. Additionally, there are need based scholarships available because the Sister Cities Advisory Board strongly believes the trip should be available to ALL of our students.

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