Heart of America

Student Ambassador Program

Congratulations to our 2018 Student Ambassadors who represented the Greater Kansas City area July 2018 in Kurashiki, Japan -- Kansas City, Missouri's sister city! More information about the program can be found below. 

If you're a high school student interested in applying for the July 2019 program, visit our website after January 2nd to learn more and apply!


2018 Student Ambassadors 

(Left to right: Kaz Brandt, Emily McAllister, and Michael Kim)

About Our Program

Since 1974, the Heart of America Japan-America Society and the city of Kansas City, Missouri have engaged in a Sister City Program with the beautiful city of Kurashiki, Japan. Since 1981, our members have helped sponsor almost 80 American high school and first-year college students in a summer home-stay program in Kurashiki. These “Student Ambassadors” have studied the Japanese language and are well qualified to represent the Japan-America Society.

If you have questions about the program, please contact the Student Ambassador Committee.

Want to learn about our 2018 Student Ambassadors' experiences in Kurashiki? You can get a feel for their time by reading the essays of our students:

Emily's essay                   Kaz's essay                      Michael's essay

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