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Sister City- Moriyama Japan
August 2016 Goodwill Delegation from Shiga – Host Families Sought
From August 25th-29th the State of Michigan will host forty (40) Goodwill Mission delegation members from our sister state, Shiga Prefecture in Japan. These Shiga participants will enjoy a four-day “home stay” with host families around Michigan.
All Michigan citizens are welcome to host. Families or individuals, urban or rural, residents of all ages–you can provide unique experiences for our guests from Shiga. Your guest will learn far more about Michigan lifestyles by being a guest in your home, sharing family meals, and participating in your daily activities than any travel brochure can describe. In return, you will also learn about your guest’s culture as well as your own!
Since the establishment of the sister state relationship between the State of Michigan and Shiga Prefecture in 1968, our states have worked together to offer numerous exchanges including annual goodwill missions, student exchanges, teacher exchanges and more. Over the years, thousands of people of all ages have traveled between Michigan and Shiga. Visiting guests and host families have formed lifelong friendships between our two states and have developed a greater understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.
Here in Adrian, our Sister City is Moriyama, Japan. There will be a delegation of 7 individuals from Moriyama coming to Michigan for the 2016 Goodwill Mission. We are hoping to find Host Families from Adrian and the surrounding Lenawee County area to house these 7 delegates. If you are interested in hosting one of the 7 delegates, please complete the online Host Family Application Form or contact Pat Baker, [email protected] or Marilyn Schlief, [email protected] or call 517-264-4866.
For more information about the Michigan-Shiga Sister State program please visit their website.