The City of Whitehorse is seeking Whitehorse Youth Ambassadors to participate in the Ushiku Sister City Exchange Program from July 5 to 15, 2024.
Do you want to travel to Japan, learn the language, and experience the culture? Are you a Whitehorse resident age 13 to 18?
This program provides a unique opportunity to live with a Japanese host family, visit attractions, and participate in cultural activities in Ushiku, Japan!
Upcoming Information Session
January 31, 2024 at 7 pm
Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre, Grey Mountain Room
Meet the program coordinator, find out more about the program and application process, and have your questions answered. Hope to see you there!
The deadline to apply is February 26, 2024.
The Sister City Exchange Program with Ushiku, Japan, began in 1985, providing opportunities for Whitehorse student ambassadors and adult chaperones to visit Ushiku, Japan. In turn families in Whitehorse host Japanese students every other year as the program alternates. Students and chaperones must cover airfare and spending money while meals and accommodation are covered by host families.