Cupertino students sought for summer exchange in Japan 

Seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to go to Toyokawa, Japan.CUSD seventh and eighth grade students have the opportunity to go to Toyokawa, Japan.

Fourteen seventh and eighth grade students from the Cupertino Union School District and two adult chaperones have an opportunity to take part in a summer exchange program with Cupertino’s sister city Toyokawa, Japan.

All interested applicants must attend a mandatory Information Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Those chosen for the trip will have attended the meeting, which will occur at 7 p.m. in the GLC at Collins Elementary School, located at 10300 N. Blaney Ave.

The exchange program involves a 10-day trip where participants will live with Japanese host families, tour cultural sites and learn about Japanese life.

All applicants taking part must be U.S. citizens, and student delegates and parents are required to volunteer at the Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival April 28-29, 2018 and attend all required meetings.

Since the sister city relationship was established in 1978, students from Cupertino and Toyokawa have exchanged visits to share culture and experience and maintain a bond.

For more information, contact Sharon Fong, 1st Vice President of the Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc, at