Bath-Tsugaru Student Exchange is in Need of Host Families!

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Do you live in the Bath/Brunswick area? Are you interested in hosting a Japanese student this summer? Well, you’re in luck! The Bath-Tsugaru Student Exchange is in need of host families for Japanese students who will be visiting this coming August!

General Hosting Requirements Include:
  • Complete a host application (document attached)
  • Agree to a background check
  • Attend an orientation session for hosting students on Thurs., July 13th from 6:30-8pm at the Highland Green Community Center, Topsham
  • Provide private sleeping quarters with a bed
  • Weekend host activities (take your guest to Freeport, Portland, Boothbay, boating, canoeing, etc.) & all meals on weekends
  • Provide breakfast and dinner most weekdays
  • Provided transportation to/from the greater Bath area during the week
  • Attend welcome and farewell parties
  • Contribute to omiyage (gift-giving)

Please send us a message through our Contact page OR contact the Bath-Tsugaru Student Exchange directly here!

Cape Elizabeth Middle School’s Festival of Curiosity

Friends of Aomori had an absolute blast last week at Cape Elizabeth Middle School’s Festival of Curiosity!
FOA held a workshop educating students on the art of printmaking, talked a bit about the influence of Japanese woodblock printmaking on the art form, and posed the question: “How does sharing global art affect our local communities?”
Of course, we also talked to some of them about the unique Sister State relationship between Aomori and Maine that we foster. It was a busy day, but the kids were a great crowd!