Osaka, Japan to Elk Grove, California


The Elk Grove Unified School District hosted 30 students and 3 chaperones from Osaka, Japan.  They all participated in a very productive program that included language, culture, and traditional art classes as well as outings and varied activities with their host families.  The students attended daily classes at the schools, where they studied American history, English landguage, and participated in extracurricular activities.  During the weekends they had the opportunity to visit the sites of northern California, including the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, where they were honored with an official introduction during Senate session at the State Capitol and toured the California History Museum. 

Comments and feedback from participants:

I experienced many things.  My host family was kind.
Sumika, Student

It was exciting!  I am very happy to participate.
Natsuki, student

A wonderful experience, well organized and very special friendships!
Constantinou family, Host family

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