Bi-Annual Exchange to Japan
Student exchanges are offered on even-numbered years. On odd-numbered years we welcome and host 8-9 students and their chaperon from our sister city in Takaishi, Osaka Japan.
The next available student trip will be held in the Summer of 2020. Applications are now available at Lomita City Hall, or can be downloaded here.
Deadline has been extended through April 3rd, 2020.
Please note that due to the COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Exchange has been cancelled.
Preparing For Exchange
Once you have been selected to be an ambassador to represent Lomita in Japan, we will provide orientations so the selected students will be able to get to know one another. These orientations will also include needed information about your stay with a Host Family while in Japan, such as what to bring and the customs and cultures you may be exposed to. While in Japan, your group will be required to put on a performance for the City of Takaishi, these orientations will also involve the planning, learning and practicing of this required performance to show our appreciation to them for their welcome into their homes and culture.