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.


2022 EXCHANGE - Berkeley Students Visit Sakai  

The Berkeley-Sakai Association will make arrangements for 6 students and 2 chaperones to travel to Sakai, Japan for about 10 days during the summer of 2022 (either the end of July or beginning of August), with possible side trips to Kyoto, Nara and/or Tokyo.  Berkeley students will stay with host families in Sakai and in hotels when visiting other cities overnight.  Requirements include a US passport valid for at least 6 months after August 2022, attendance at monthly meetings, a group presentation (to be organized by student participants), and willingness to host a Sakai student in 2023.  Cost per student is approximately $2500 for airfare, hotel and food.  Full or partial scholarships may be available to students based upon need.

We are planning to make selections and start meeting as a group in Fall, 2021.

If you are interested in this program, please fill out the Interest Form.  Someone will contact you with further information.

We are always looking for scholarship donations to help our students go on the exchange.  Please donate to the Fern Harger Student Exchange Scholarship Fund