THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST - WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING INTEREST FORMS AT THIS TIME, THOUGH WE WILL LIKELY HAVE A WAITING LIST.
Are you interested in Japanese culture? Have you ever wanted to visit Japan as a student ambassador representing Berkeley and the Berkeley-Sakai Association? Do you know that Berkeley has a sister city relationship with Sakai, Japan? We are looking for students who would be interested in participating in a student exchange to Sakai in July 2024. We are no longer accepting interest forms. Be on the watch for a waiting list coming soon.
2024 EXCHANGE - Berkeley Students Visit Sakai
Japan is reopen to travel and so we are currently planning our 2024Exchange Trip.
The Berkeley-Sakai Association is making arrangements for 6 students and 2 chaperones to travel to Sakai, Japan for about 10 days during the summer of 2024 (either the end of July or beginning of August), with possible side trips to Kyoto, Nara and/or Tokyo. Berkeley students will stay with host families in Sakai and in hotels when visiting other cities overnight. Requirements include a US passport valid for at least 6 months after August 2024, attendance at monthly meetings, a group presentation in Sakai (to be organized by student participants), and willingness to host a Sakai student the following year. Cost per student has been approximately $2500 for airfare, hotel and food. Full or partial scholarships may be available to students based upon need.
We will be making selections and will start meeting as a group in Fall 2023.
We are always looking for scholarship donations to help our students go on the exchange. Please donate to the Fern Harger Student Exchange Scholarship Fund