Delegation Visits to Ami-machi

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.


Past Visits

Click the sub-pages below to view pictures from previous visits.