Hiroshima high school students dispatched to the United States! School exchanges will be held in the suburbs of the capital, Washington, D.C., and high school students will develop friendships that transcend national borders!

Japan International Cooperation Center
Hiroshima high school students dispatched to the United States! School exchanges will be held in the suburbs of the capital, Washington, D.C., and high school students will develop friendships that transcend national borders!
A total of 18 high school students from two schools in Hiroshima participated in school exchanges, field trips, and cultural
experiences near Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, deepening their understanding of each other’s cultures and societies, and promoting the appeal of Japan through exchanges with the places they visited. I will send it positively.

As part of the Kakehashi Project, 18 high school students from Hiroshima will be dispatched to Washington, D.C., USA. Japanese high school students will deepen their understanding of the economy, society, culture, history, etc. of the United States, while the participants will deepen exchanges and learn about peace. In addition, we will actively communicate the appeal of Japan through exchanges at the places we visit and strengthen our network. In the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where high school students visit, they participate in exchanges and extracurricular activities with other high school students at local high schools, as well as experience cultural experiences and visit nearby facilities. Through these experiences, participants will deepen the friendship between Japan and the United States, while actively promoting the appeal of Japan. This program is part of the Kakehashi Project, an international exchange project promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan called the “Exchange Program for Promoting Understanding of Japan.”
[Overview] Name: Kakehashi Project, Exchange Program for Promoting Understanding of Japan
“Hiroshima-Nagasaki Youth Peace Exchange Program First Batch” Dispatch period: February 1st (Wednesday) to February 8th (Wednesday), 2023 Dispatch country: United States
Target: Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Eichi Gakuen: (9 high school students, 1 leader)
Hiroshima Prefectural Aki Fuchu High School: (9 high school students, 1 leader) Mutual Exchange Destination: Hayfield Secondary School, USA
Schedule (planned)
February 2 [Observation]
February 3 [School Exchange] Hayfield High School
February 4 [Home visit or extracurricular activity] [Observation] February 5 [Observation]
February 6 [result report meeting]
February 7 On the way home
February 8 Return to Japan
Implementation method: face-to-face
Languages: Japanese, English
Implementing Organization: Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) [Image

[Overview of the Kakehashi Project, an exchange program to promote understanding of Japan]
The “Kakehashi Project” is a project promoted by the Japanese government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to invite and dispatch human resources who have the ability to communicate to the outside world and will lead the future (including online exchanges) between Japan and the North American region. Yes, JICE is entrusted with program planning and operation. Through people-to-people exchanges, we are promoting understanding of Japan in terms of its politics, economy, society, culture, history, and foreign policy, as well as cultivating and discovering future pro-Japanese and Japan-savvy groups. In addition, by having participants actively communicate about Japan’s diplomatic stance and attractiveness, the aim is to strengthen the dissemination of information about Japan to the outside world and to expand Japan’s diplomatic base.
[Inquiries regarding this matter]
Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) International Relations Department Contact form: https://www.jice.org/contact/index.html

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