Student Delegation 2018
Application Process: Students from Superior or Douglas County entering Grades 7—10 in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply by filling out and submitting an application. An in-person interview is also required. Delegate selection will begin in early 2017. Selection begins early to allow plenty of time for fundraising and team-building.
Cost: Costs will vary depending on airfare and personal spending allowances. In 2016, the average cost was between $2,000 and $2,500. To help defray the cost of the trip, student delegates and their families are expected to help organize and participate in fundraising events and activities. These activities are an important part of team-building for the group. In recognition of their efforts on behalf of the student delegates, fundraising activities and family contributions also help cover half of the chaperones' airfare.If you are interested in becoming a member of the next Student Delegation in August 2018, see our application forms and FAQ linked below.
Timeline (subject to change):
February 2017 2018 Sister City Delegation Information Session
March 2017 Student Delegation Applications due
March 2017 Application Review
April 2017 Student Delegate Candidate Interviews
May 2017 - July 2018 Delegation orientation, preparation, and fundraising
August 2018 Delegation visit to Japan!
Adult Delegation 2018
See "Student Delegation 2018" above for information on Dates, Activities, and Costs. The Adult Delegation will travel with the Student Delegation to Japan, and will participate in some of the same activities. There will be some separate activities in the itinerary, as well. During past visits, Adult Delegates have visited sites such as a soy sauce factory, a Japanese sweets factory, and a pottery kiln. They may also have the opportunity to meet local civic groups and businesspeople. Adult Delegates will stay in a local hotel, the cost of which will be in addition to the estimated cost of airfare and personal expenses shown above.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the next Adult Delegation in August 2018, please fill out and submit the application form below. The adult application deadline is May 1st, 2018.
Click the sub-pages below to view pictures from previous visits.
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