Update on Edmonds

2017 delSix students and two chaperones to travel to Hekinan, Japan this month

The City of Edmonds Sister City Commission will send a delegation of 6 students, ages 14 – 18, to their Sister City of Hekinan, Japan, from July 19 - August 1. Then, on August 4, a delegation of 15 students and two chaperones will travel from Hekinan to Edmonds and stay through August 16.

These student exchanges are part of the mission of the Edmonds Sister City Commission which is “to promote international communication and understanding through exchanges of people, ideas, and culture” and they have been taking place for over 23+ years.

While in Hekinan, the students will stay with host families and have a full itinerary of activities including: visiting the beautiful city of Kyoto and the Toyota Exhibition Hall & Factory; learning calligraphy and pottery-making; as well as participating in a tea ceremony.

You can follow the student's adventures in Japan on the Sister City Facebook page.

For more information on the Commission and this program please visit the Commission's webpage.

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