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Post Date:01/24/2019 9:52 AM

The International Friendship Commission (IFC) of the City of Chula Vista is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ambassador Program with Sister City Odawara, Japan. Four Chula Vista residents between the ages of 18 and 23 will be selected to represent Chula Vista in Odawara and will be hosted by an Odawara family. In turn, the Chula Vista Ambassadors will host the selected Odawara students in Chula Vista. Candidates must be in college or college bound, or be young professionals and must be Chula Vista residents. The IFC provides up to $1,000 travel stipend toward airfare.

This year’s program dates are as follows: Ambassadors will be in Odawara, Japan, August 1-13, and the Ambassadors will be in Chula Vista August 13-23. Selected ambassadors must be able to participate for the entire duration of the program.

Applications are available online at Interested students/young professionals must complete the on-line application by 5 p.m. on March 11, 2019. For more information, please contact Cultural Arts Manager Lynnette Tessitore, at or (619) 409-5465.

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