Kent Sister City group seeks teens for cultural exchanges with China, Japan and Norway

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:39pm
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A Norwegian group performed last year in Kent to help raise money for the Kent Sister Cities program. Courtesy Photo

A Norwegian group performed last year in Kent to help raise money for the Kent Sister Cities program. Courtesy Photo

The Kent Sister Cities Cultural Exchange program is accepting applications from Kent teens interested in an international experience and the opportunity to learn about another country next summer.

Students will visit one of Kent’s sister cities in China, Japan or Norway to learn about the country and its culture through a home-hosted experience.

As reciprocal program, the student’s family will host their family’s student counterpart the same summer.

Opportunities for eight- to 10-day exchanges with Japan are open to students currently in 8th through 10th grade.

The Norway committee is seeking students currently in 9th through 11th grade for two-week long exchanges.

A three-week exchange with China is open for high school students preferably in 9th through 10th grade.

Students must fill out an application, attend a family orientation meeting and be interviewed.

Interested families are encouraged to attend the Kent Sister City Association recognition night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S.

Those interested are encouraged to request applications. Applications will be reviewed until at least mid-January, with deadlines shortly thereafter. Contact kentsistercities@gmail.com to start the application process.

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