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Young residents sought to be Camden ambassadors in Kashiwa, Japan

Kashiwa, Japan, here we come

Kashiwa, Japan, here we come: young Camden residents will be visiting this city as part of a cultural exchange pfrogram later this year.

Young adults living in the Camden area are invited to apply to be a Youth Ambassador in Japan as part of a cultural exchange program.

Usually reserved for high school students, the Camden International Friendship Association (CIFA) this year is offering the experience of visiting Kashiwa, Japan to young adults aged 18-25 years.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for confident, astute young people to travel overseas, learn about another culture and share their knowledge and experiences of living here in Camden,” said Mayor Lara Symkowiak.

Council established and continues to support the exchange program which has been running for 22 years.

“The exchange program fosters a positive relationship between it and the local government of Kashiwa to enhance cultural, educational and business connections between the two,” Cr Symkowiak said.

The successful applicants will be hosted by Kashiwa families and represent CIFA at schools, local council, civic events and local industry excursions where they will make presentations about themselves, hobbies, interests and talk about Camden as a place to live (in English).

Selected ambassadors will be taught Japanese in the lead up to travelling to Japan with a CIFA member who will lead the group, departing from Sydney on Friday, September 22 and returning on Sunday, October 1.

It is recommended that anyone interested in applying should attend an information session at 7.30pm, next Monday, May 22 at the Undercroft Room, Camden Civic Centre.

More information is available on the CIFA website here.


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