Sister School Model

The sister school district model consists of:

  • Alternating summer sessions between participants.
  • Reciprocated hosting and sending of students by participating families.
  • CIRF financial and district support.
  • Students are asked to cover travel expenses (approx. $800-1250) subject to CIRF financial assistance based on need.
  • Consulate of Japan providing diplomatic and coordinating services.
  • Enrollment of participating students in summer school enabling ADA support.
  • School districts complete control over student selection.
  • Minimal staff ratio of 1 teacher per 15 pupils.


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