By Fairfield City Manager’s Office Staff
Applications are now available for the 2018 summer student exchange group to our sister city, Nirasaki, Japan. The six student representatives depart for Nirasaki around the second week of July, and stay with a Japanese family for three weeks. While in Japan, the student group participates in activities planned by the City of Nirasaki, including visits to local schools, sight-seeing excursions to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and local scenic areas, and tours of historic and cultural sites, plus a 4-day excursion to Kyoto and Hiroshima via Japan’s famous bullet train, the Shinkansen.
Fairfield residents or students in Fairfield high schools who have entered ninth grade as of August 2017 are eligible to apply to be a member of the group. The application deadline is January 18, 2018.