10 exchange students sought


The Saipan Mayor’s Office is looking for 10 students who may be interested in participating in an upcoming exchange student trip to Japan.

According to Yuuki Kishimoto, Saipan Mayor’s Office exchange program coordinator, the 37th Japan trip, which is organized and sponsored by the Sanpoen group in the CNMI, will take place this February and their office is currently looking for 10 interested public or private school students.

The trip is scheduled for Feb. 5 to 11 and the students will have the chance to visit two cities, Kyoto and Nagano.

The program is open to both public and private school students from 6th to 12th grade and the deadline to submit an application is on Dec. 20 at 4:30pm.

The first three days of the trip will be in Kyoto where the students will have the opportunity to meet and greet the mayor and governor of Kyoto.

They will also spend their days visiting the Kyoto Zoo, Nijo Castle, and Izutsu Yatsuhashi, a Japanese confectionary shop.

The last three days will be in Nagano where the students will homestay and visit the Joyama Elementary School. There they will meet and mingle with the students and join them in a class activity.

The participating students will need to shoulder the airfare but the rest of the accommodations like lodging, meals, and transportation will be taken cared of by the Sanpoen group.

For interested applicants, feel free to call (670) 234-6208 or visit the Mayor’s Office and look for Kishimoto.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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