Since July 1992
The sister cities of Tulsa and Utsunomiya have provided a unique opportunity for students to learn more about each other’s culture, education, and family life through a student exchange program sponsored through the Tulsa Global Alliance. The students travel to the other city, live with a host family and attend school with a host student.
Located about 60 miles north of Tokyo, Utsunomiya is the capitol of Tochigi Prefecture with a population of 400,000 people. Utsunomiya has given the City of Tulsa cherry seeds with the hope that one day Riverside Drive will be lined with blooming cherry blossoms in spring. Tulsa reciprocated by presenting redbud seeds to Utsunomiya.
The city is rich with a mixture of historical landmarks: the rock-carved Buddhas at the Ohya Temple, and modern technology such as the Nissan plant. Japan's most famous park, Nikko, is not far from Utsunomiya.
Utsunomiya Sister City Student Exchange and Study Trip
July 11-20th 2013
Travel Application Deadline: June 1, 2013
TGA provides a thorough orientation for students and their families. The group will be well chaperoned. There are two Tulsa teachers, Mrs. Kresta Knight, and Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, who will be on the trip as chaperones.
Knowledge of Japanese language is not required. The cost is approximately $2600.00-2900.00, depending on the cost of airfare at the time of ticket purchase. If your student does not yet have a passport, please apply for NOW. Processing time for a passport is approximately 4 weeks for regular processing and 2 weeks for expedited service. Information on applying for a passport can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
For further information, contact: Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, Trip Chaperone 918.284.1711
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