Applications from students in the St. Petersburg area looking to participate in the Cultural Exchange Program with Takamatsu, Japan, are being reviewed.
High school juniors seeking to apply as a Student Ambassador through the city's Sister City cultural exchange program had to submit an original essay, a class photo, a high school transcript listing honors and activities, and letters of reference, a release on the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce website said.
Student Ambassadors in the past have learned about life in Takamatsu by living with a host family, going to high school, sightseeing and sharing cultural experiences about life in the United States. Former ambassadors have reportedly used the visits to further their cultural education by studying international relations, international business or Japanese studies, the release said.
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