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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Sister Cities Announce Opportunity for Local Student to Live Abroad

Logo for Bloomington-Normal Asahikawa Sister Cities program

The Bloomington-Normal Asahikawa Sister City Committee announced an opportunity for a high school student to live and study for 10 months in Asahikawa, Japan. 

Eligible students must be entering high school as a sophomore, junior or senior in August 2023 and must live in Unit 5 or District 87. 

The selected student receives an introduction to Japanese language and culture before departure. They will depart in August 2023 and return June 2024. 

To learn more and apply

Learn more about the High School Exchange Program | Bloomington-Normal Sister Cities ( This webpage contains a link to the application (fillable Word document).  

 You can also ask questions and talk with program experts at the upcoming informational meeting:

      Who:          Interested students and parents

      What:         Informational meeting

      When:        2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

      Where:      Central Illinois Regional Airport Terminal, Conference Room, 2nd floor (use two-hour parking)

 Applications are due Monday, Oct. 17. 

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