Are you interested in Japanese culture? Have you ever wanted to visit Japan as a student ambassador representing Berkeley and the Berkeley-Sakai Association? Do you know that Berkeley has a sister city relationship with Sakai, Japan? We are looking for students who would be interested in participating in a student exchange to Sakai in July 2022. If interested, please fill out this Interest Form or email a Berkeley-Sakai Board Member.
If you were scheduled to participate in the 2020 Exchange, please give Cheryl Rego a call about the 2022 Exchange.
Our newest Board Member, Forest Borie, a teacher at Longfellow Middle School, is very interested in setting up a Pen Pal program between Berkeley 7th grade students and similar-aged Sakai students. His idea is for students to exchange letters containing drawings/stories about everyday life to help promote understanding and friendships, and to practice language skills. We are currently looking for an equivalent to a "Forest Borie" in Sakai who would be interested in starting such a program.