Next Steps


  • By November 1, interested school districts should send a formal letter to CIRF and the Consulate of Japan asking to participate in the program and requesting assistance in finding a sister school or prefecture in Japan. Included within the letter should be the initial estimate of financial needs, number of students participating, and the requested travel dates.  
  • By December 1, school districts should receive provisional notification about future involvement in the program.  
  • From January to March, student selection and all travel arrangements should be completed.
  • June through August are the months of the tentative exchange or participation window.

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