Sister City Exchange Program - Ushiku, Japan

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Whitehorse is sad to announce the cancelation of this year’s student exchange with our sister city, Ushiku (Japan). As always, the City will proudly fly Ushiku’s flag on the fourth Monday in June, in recognition of the strong relationship that dates back to 1985. We hope to see you in 2022!

What is the Ushiku Exchange Program? 

The Sister City Exchange Program with Ushiku, Japan, began in 1985, providing opportunities for Whitehorse student ambassadors and adult chaperones to visit Ushiku, Japan. In turn families in Whitehorse host Japanese students every other year as the program alternates. Students and chaperones must cover airfare and spending money while meals and accommodation are covered by host families.