ARE you a local student entering Year 9, 10 or 11 next year, and interested in experiencing the lifestyle of another country?
The Hawkesbury Sister Cities program is once again looking for students to participate in its exchange, and interested parties are invited to attend an information evening on Tuesday, October 16.
The program gives local students the opportunity to experience another country’s way of living.
Student can be hosted in either Kyotamba in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, or Temple City in California, America.
During their month-long visits students will live with a local family, attend the local school, experience the local culture and customs, and go sightseeing.
Sister City programs allow students to become immersed into the lifestyle of the country they are visiting while having the safeguard of the friendship, knowledge and expertise that has developed over years by the respective sister city organisations and supporting city councils.
The Hawkesbury student exchange delegation visits are undertaken in April (Temple City, USA) and October (Kyotamba, Japan). The reciprocal visit by the Kyotamba and Temple City students is in July and August.
To participate in the program students must be in Year 9, 10 or 11 at the time of the exchange visit in 2019, and either live and/or attend school in Hawkesbury.
The information evening will take place from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Deerubbin Centre at Hawkesbury Central Library at 300 George Street, Windsor, and will offer families the opportunity to meet students and host parents who have participated in the program, as well as committee members.
Applications open October 17 and close October 30.