Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 FOR 2016 TOMODACHI U.S.-JAPAN YOUTH EXCHANGE

A Reminder from Globalize DC (CGEL): 

Our 2015 TOMODACHI students experiencing the fishing culture of Tohoku! Yummy sushi!
This is a fabulous free summer program open to DCPS and charter students.
Please note that we have extended this year's application deadline:
Program Dates: July 5 - August 16, 2016 (tentative)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

For the fourth year, Globalize DC (CGEL) is partnering with American Councils to offer this fully-funded two-way student exchange with Japan, thanks to the support of the US Japan Council. This year our numbers have increased! Nine (9) DC high school students and two (2) alternates will be selected; DCPS and charter school students are eligible to apply. The purpose of the exchange is to promote cultural understanding and friendship between DC and Japanese teens; provide exposure to social entrepreneurship and community engagement; and develop global leadership skills. 

The program includes:   

1. A one-week orientation program for DC students to prepare for the exchange and international travel. 

2. A two-week program of cultural and community exploration in DC, for both DC and Japanese high school students. 

3. A two-week program in Japan, still with their Japanese peers, including home stays in Tokyo, and a visit to Tohoku, the region of Japan impacted by the 2011 earthquake.

4. Follow-up meetings in the 2016-17 school year.  

To learn more about the program and to apply, go to

Any questions? Contact Sally at 202-251-1692 or If you're an eligible student, we hope you'll apply or share the information with other eligible students who might be interested. If you're an adult, please help us spread the word about this great funded program. This is a really wonderful opportunity - and a lot of fun!!.

Sally Schwartz
Globalize DC (CGEL)

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