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Jim Alison - Host of Japanese Exchange Students through Rotary
Jim Alison - Host of Japanese Exchange Students through Rotary

Wed, Jun 06


Flynn's On The Hill

Jim Alison - Host of Japanese Exchange Students through Rotary

2018 Youth Exchange Program to Japan Partnership Between Rotary District 7470 (northern New Jersey) and Rotary District 2670 (Shikoku, Japan)

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2018, 12:00 PM

Flynn's On The Hill, 341 Pursel St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865, USA

About The Event

Rotary clubs in our area are joining together in a search for students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan. The Short Term Youth Exchange Program, now in its 40th year, offers students ages 15 to 18 the opportunity to experience life in another country.

This three week trip is expected to depart on June 28, 2018 and is designed for students who want to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Our group of 28 students and 2 leaders will be met in Osaka by Japanese Rotarians who will be our hosts during our stay.

The group will visit major cities in southern Japan including Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. There will also be a separate trip to Hiroshima to visit Peace Memorial Park and Museum. The group will primarily stay on the island of Shikoku, the smallest of the four main islands in Japan (approximately the size of New Jersey). Each young person will meet and live with four different host families in each of the island's four prefectures.

This trip provides an unique insider's view of Japan since we are hosted by local Japanese people and stay in Japanese homes. This type of trip cannot be duplicated as a tourist.

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Our club is a proud part of this community and of Rotary International. Rotary is a global network of more than 1.2 million members who believe that great things happen when dedicated minds come together. We are community and business leaders representing different professions, experiences, and perspectives with a shared desire to connect with others to address the challenges affecting our community and communities around the world. Partnering with local, national, and global experts to exchange ideas about possible solutions, we draw up action plans to respond.

Since our start in 1938, our club has offered opportunities for our members - and those interested in making a difference - to get involved. Through meetings, social events, and volunteer projects, such as our Golf Outing and Corks & Forks, we raise funds to support both local and global initiatives. Along with these opportunities to serve, members also are able to regularly network, resulting in lifelong friendships and business connections. 

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