Are you a senior going to college who has participated in The Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange? We have an opportunity for you!
What has this program 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? The form is available below. A panel will select the winning applicant who will receive a $500 scholarship.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Applicants fill out an online submission form here.
Out tentative dates for the 2019 exchange program are July 21-29. Have a Middle Schooler (or upper elementary/young High Schooler?) and want to be a part of this rewarding cultural exchange? Fill out our host family contact form and we’ll contact you with details!
To residents of Salem and friends of the Salem-Ota Cultural Exchange:
It gives us great pleasure to offer you an invitation to join us on a trip to Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan this July.
This incredible 15-day excursion includes a 1-night homestay and travel throughout Japan with Tokyo residents and members of our club. This is not a typical bus tour!
Because of the wonderful relationship between our two cities, we are able to offer this opportunity to adults who reside or work in Salem (and if you choose, a non-resident traveling companion.)
The cost of the trip will be approximately $3,800 per person which includes round trip airfare, lodging, all ground transportation, and meals.
Spots fill early so if you are interested or have questions, mail Peter Dolan, trip organizer, by October 11, 2018. Travel dates are tentatively July 1st- July 15th, 2019.
I hope that you can join us. Please do not miss the chance of a lifetime!
Another exchange has gone by, and we’ve said our goodbyes to new friends. The students and teachers departed from Boston Logan Airport safely this morning and are on their way back to Ota!
Hello host families, Here is:
-a draft schedule which will be updated daily (Pick-up times are always subject to change because of Boston traffic)
-sign-up sheets for the many things we need you for
-a spot for head counts.
Questions text/call Denise 978-587-5649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Monday, July 30||8:15 am||Drop-off and Goodbye to our students||PEM||Bring tissues and all their belongings!
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday Night at the Welcome Party at The House of the Seven Gables at 5pm. If you have any questions on the revised schedule, please email/text Denise. Thanks!
The students arrive in on July 21st and will be staying in Boston that evening, and will meet their host families on July 22 in the afternoon at the House of the Seven gables. Their week will be filled with fun, learning experiences and the warm welcome of their Salem families. We will bid them goodbye on July 31, after which they will spend another (short) evening in Boston before flying home on August 1!