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2017 Sister Cities Association of Springfield Student Exchange Program

January 8, 2017
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SCAS Exchange Student Information

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The Public Information Sessions for Springfield Area high school students interested in applying for the 2017 Sister Cities Association of Springfield (SCAS) student exchange in Ashikaga, Japan will be held on Monday, January 9, Thursday, January 19 and Monday, February 13. Each session will be at 7:00 PM in the Board Room of the Springfield District 186 Administrative Center, 1900 West Monroe Street, Springfield, IL 62704 (next to Grant Middle School, across from Fairhills Mall).

Interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend one of the sessions, if possible. Applications for the June 16-26, 2017 delegation will be available at the sessions. Applications are open to all Springfield-area high school students (current 8th graders thru current high school seniors). February 28, 2017 is the application deadline.

Springfield has been a Sister City to Ashikaga, Japan since 1990 and has been sponsoring student exchanges for 27 years. The 11-day exchange is a total immersion experience, including living with a Japanese family and attending school. Families unable to attend the information sessions may contact SCAS Ashikaga Committee Co-Chairs Janet Kenney (217-414-6606) and Carol Zerkle (217-622-4622) or by email at SCASILINC@aol.com for information and an application packet.