Japan Youth Exchange Program


The Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Program, offers a once in a life-time opportunity for students ages 16 to 19 to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime.  This is an opportunity for your children, grandchildren, neighbor, etc.


This three-week trip, tentatively departing on June 29, 2017 and returning on July 20, 2017, will visit major cities in southern Japan including Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. There will also be a separate trip to Hiroshima to visit Peace Memorial Park and the Holocaust Museum. The group will stay on the island of Shikoku, the smallest of the four main islands in Japan.  Each student will meet and live with four host families in each of the island's four prefectures. 


The total cost of the trip including food, lodging and airfare is $3,000 all inclusive.  Students are selected through an interview process that occurs during February and March.  Applications are now being accepted.  To apply, visit our website at   http://rrstye.rotarydistrict7470.org/ .  The Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Chairman, Jim Allison can be contacted at  JRA188@aol.com or 201-213-6382 to answer any questions.