Sebastopol World Friends (SWF) invites current 7th and 8th grade students to learn about the Sebastopol's sister city exchange program with Takeo City, Japan.
Sebastopol has been a sister city to Takeo (former Yamauchi) since 1985 and hundreds of students have participated in its quality home-stay exchange program.
This fall, SWF forms a group for the next two-year cycle (hosting in spring 2015 and travel to Japan in spring 2016) by selecting new student ambassadors.
Current 7th and 8th grade students who are attending a middle school in Sebastopol or living in Sebastopol are invited to an informational meeting where the application process and the hosting and travel outline will be presented. Interested students and families are strongly encouraged to attend one of the meetings before applying.
Information meetings will be offered on the following dates.
Saturday, October 4
Sebastopol City Hall
7120 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
Monday, October 6
Twin Hills Middle School Room 3
1685 Watertrough Road, Sebastopol
Thursday, October 9
Brook Haven School Library
7905 Valentine Avenue, Sebastopol