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2017-10-12 - Charlottetown Hosts Japanese Students as Part of Twinning Exchange

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The City of Charlottetown recently welcomed students from Ashibetsu, Japan to Charlottetown for an exchange as part of an ongoing twinning program.

Since 1993, the twinning program has offered an exchange opportunity for Junior High School students every second year, in the early Fall. The exchange program has been organized in an effort to foster the youth with a heightened international awareness through an enriched content of activities while visiting Charlottetown and the Province of Prince Edward Island. This proves to be a great initiative in maintaining the ties between Charlottetown and Japan.

Four students, along with the International Relations Coordinator, travelled from Ashibetsu to stay in Charlottetown from September 21 to 28. The international students were hosted by local families from Queen Charlotte Junior High School and attended classes during their visit.  While in Charlottetown, the students experienced a number of cultural and tourism activities, as well as Island culinary delights.

Ashibetsu (population:14,260) is located in northern Japan on the island of Hokkaido and is home to Canadian World Park, which hosts a to-scale replica of the Anne of Green Gables House.


Photo cutline: Mayor Clifford Lee gives students a tour of City Hall during their recent visit to Charlottetown.

Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown

Friday, Jan 19, 2018
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