|The International Friendship Commission of the City of Chula Vista is now accepting applications for the 2013 Student/Young Professional Exchange Program with Odawara, Japan. Four Chula Vista residents between the ages of 18 and 23 will be selected to spend two weeks with Japanese host families in Odawara. In turn, these residents will host the Japanese students here for two weeks. Candidates are expected to be in college or college bound, or be young professionals and must be U.S. Citizens. The Commission provides a $1,000 travel stipend toward airfare.
The exchange is from August 2-27, 2013. Chula Vista representatives will depart on August 2 and return with their respective Japanese students on August 15. Japanese students will return home on August 27.
Applications are available online at www.chulavistaca.gov/Documents/2013OdawaraStudentApplication.pdf, and also from International Friendship Commissioners or high school/college counselors. Students must turn in their applications to the International Friendship Commission secretary, Lilia Cesena, at the Mayor and Council offices by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. An informational meeting to answer questions about the exchange will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the El Primero Boutique Bed & Breakfast Hotel located at 416 Third Avenue, Chula Vista.
Posted: March 7, 2013