Midland City Hall - 333 W. Ellsworth St. Midland, MI 48640 Phone: 989-837-3300
Sister City Relationship - Midland-Handa
Annual Student Exchange
What's It All About?
Every year, the cities of Handa, Japan, and Midland,
Michigan take part in an
exchange of high school students. During odd-numbered years, Midland
sends students to Handa; during even-numbered years, Handa students
The purpose of the exchange is to build friendships between sister
cities, and to provide an opportunity for youth to experience a
The Experience of a Lifetime: Watch this video to get a taste of this cross-cultural experience:
2014 Host Family Recruitment: The Midland-Handa Sister City Student Exchange Committee is seeking Midland families that are interested in hosting a visiting teen from Handa during the summer of 2014. Families are asked to host a student for one week during his/her stay in Midland to provide lodging, meals, and local transportation. Families are also invited to participate in several recreational and cultural events for all visitors and their host families during the students' three-week visit. Students will visit Midland between approximately July 23-August 12 (dates not yet confirmed).
Applications: Download an
information and application packet for more details and an application form. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, May 2, and may be delivered to Midland City Hall, attn: Libby Richart, 333 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640.
Exchange students enjoying their escapades