Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Federation Council welcomes return of sister city exchanges

Federation Council is set to welcome students from Miki City, Japan, as part of the Council’s Sister City Cultural Exchange Program.

The Miki City Federation Council Sister City cultural exchange program is in its 26th year. The program involves students visiting Japan every second year and Japanese students coming to the Federation Council area on the alternate year.

With the impacts of Covid-19, this year will be the first travel exchange to take place since 2019, with the Federation Council hosting visitors from Miki City during late August 2023. 

Guests will stay with local host families, to enable them to experience everyday life in an Australian household for up to a week, Council said.

Federation Council Mayor, Patrick Bourke said the exchange was a great opportunity for the local community to get involved in the sister program by hosting students, chaperones and dignitaries.

“Many special lifelong friendships have developed between our cities and communities as a result of becoming involved in hosting,” he said.

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