Once in a life time travel opportunity to visit China or Japan for Dubbo high school students

Are you interested in spending your October school holidays visiting China or Japan? Would you like to live with a Japanese or Chinese family and attend a local school?  

It is now time to apply for Dubbo City Council’s Sister City Student Exchange programs to visit Wujiang in China and Minokamo in Japan in 2016. 

Dubbo City Sister City Officer Kylie Sutherland said there are eight student positions available for the Wujiang exchange and ten student positions available for the Minokamo exchange and two chaperone positions available for each city.

“This is a unique travel opportunity where you will experience the daily life of one of our Asian sister cities, attend school, enjoy the local cuisine, and participate in cultural activities and sightseeing tours,” Ms Sutherland said.

“Side trips organised for the groups include the Minokamo group visiting Tokyo and Tokyo Disneyland and the Wujiang group visiting Shanghai, Beijing and the Great Wall,” she said. 

“It is very affordable as Council provides a $1000 subsidy for all successful students and chaperone applicants to the program and there are no accommodation costs as students are home stayed with local families in Minokamo and Wujiang, which is consistently flagged by returning exchange participants as a highlight of the visit,” Ms Sutherland said.

“Both exchanges are reciprocal so all participating Dubbo exchange students and chaperones also host a visitor from Wujiang and Minokamo in July/August 2016 when the exchange groups visits Dubbo, which is a truly rewarding experience for the whole family,” she said.

Applications for the program close Friday 4 March 2016.  Pick up a form at your school; or from Customer Service at Dubbo City Council or download it from Council’s website at www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au.

Last Edited: 26 Feb 2016

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