Last Friday the Tsugaru Sister City Association held a lottery drawing to pick the final four lucky travelers bound for Bath this summer! Tsugaru saw an unprecedented 42 applications come in this year, but the participant cap for travelers is set at 18 students. With 14 9th graders already confirmed, all that was left was to gather everyone together and draw four names to fill out our roster. This is the first year a lottery has ever been held for the program, but hopefully we’ll see another ent...
We are seeking host families for Summer 2019 .
E-mail Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application.
We are happy to share the great successes of this year's Japanese Culture Day! It was so heartwarming to see the turnout of Mainers enthusiastic about learning about Japan and deepening our sister city bond.
Click here to view pictures of the event!
Both travelers and host families will get plenty of help in preparing with our orientation sessions, led by students and faculty from the Bowdoin College Japanese Department.
Travelers are required to attend four mandatory orientation sessions. The sessions will be comprised of community building activities, short lectures, role plays, simulations and cultural demonstrations. Think of it as a fun, entertaining, engaging and educational ‘culture’ workshop! Some of ...
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Last weekend, the 2015 Tsugaru Program participants met at Bowdoin College for the first in a 4-part orientation session. We had an excellent turn out of almost 25 member of this year's travelers to Tsugaru and host families in Maine. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful people ready to meet and greet the people of Tsugaru! Doumo arigatou gozaimasu!
This interactive orientation session included a 'meishi' (business card) interview game, 'ohashi' (chop sticks) relay race and restauran...
The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program made the front page of the March 30th edition of The Times Record. With new leadership and renewed vigor, we have high hopes for this year's program, as well as future exchanges. Read an excerpt and access the full article below:
Calling all with wanderlust, the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program is seeking travelers who are interested in experiencing Japanese culture firsthand through a 10-day homestay in northern Japan this summer.
The first two information sessions for the August 2015 trip to Tsugaru are coming right up:
Monday Dec. 8th
Bath Middle School - Home Ec. Room
Thursday Dec. 11th
Morse High School - Room 117
If you are interested in learning more from our Bath Coordinator, Anne Hershberger this is your chance.
Summer 2014 included successful and exciting visits, with the Midcoast group visiting Tsugaru in July and a contingent from Tsugaru visiting Bath in early August.
Travelogues from the Japan trip were printed in the Times Record Labor Day edition and are available here.
Coordinators at both ends of the exchange are moving on.
Jacob Derector from Bath is completing his years in Tsugaru as the international coordinator, and Inga Strinz from the Midwest is the new person taking over.
If you or someone you know would be interested in travelling to Japan next Summer with our group -- take this opportunity to find out more about the program.
Program Coordinator Cindy Matthews will be leading an informational session Sunday March 2nd at 1:30 at the Bath Area Family YMCA
We are traveling to Tsugaru July 30-August 11 and are still looking for interested travelers!