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Post Date:03/09/2018 10:13 AM

The International Friendship Commission of the City of Chula Vista is now accepting applications for the 2018 Student/Young Professional Ambassador Program with Sister City Odawara, Japan. Four Chula Vista residents between the ages of 18 and 23 will be selected to spend two weeks in Odawara with their host families. In turn, the Chula Vista residents will host the selected Odawara students in Chula Vista for two weeks. Candidates must be in college or college bound, or be young professionals and must be Chula Vista residents.  The Commission provides a $1,000 travel stipend toward airfare.

The exchange is from August 2-26, 2018. Chula Vista representatives will depart on August 2, and return with their respective Odawara students on August 14. Odawara students will return home on August 26. Selected ambassadors must be able to participate for the entire duration of the program.

Applications are available online at Students/young professionals must complete the on-line application by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. For more information, please contact Cultural Arts Manager Lynnette Tessitore, at or (619) 409-5465.

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