Thanks to all who made our 30th anniversary celebration at PEM a huge success!
Please join us at the PEM on Saturday, July 30 at 1pm for our 30th anniversary celebration! Wear your happi coat and join us for activities, history and taiko drumming!
The Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange is proud to announce that Corey Aras Ide Kaulenas is the recipient of this year’s $500 scholarship. His essay on what the exchange program has meant to him is published here in full.
We have learned that students from Ota will not be able to come visit the US this summer. To our host families, we have appreciated your patience in holding vacation dates with optimism! We will still hold the 30th Anniversary Celebration at the PEM on JULY 30, and hope to see many of you there.
We are moving forward in hopes our students can still travel to Ota in August.
Are you, or do you know, a High School senior going to college this fall who has participated in The Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange?
We have an opportunity for you!
What has the Salem-Ota Exchange meant to you?
Tell us about your involvement in the program hosting a middle-schooler, or traveling to Japan with us or both.
How have you been impacted?
A panel will review the application and the 500-750 word essay and select the winner who will receive a $500 scholarship.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 6th, 2022
Please fill out the online submission form here: Salem Ota Cultural Exchange Scholarship – Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange (salemotace.org)
Our friends from our sister city in Japan have created a video celebrating the 30th anniversary of our sister city relationship. Please enjoy!