Okazaki Student Exchange
For over thirty years the Rotary Club of Newport Balboa has co-sponsored with the Newport Beach Sister City Association the annual student exchange where six 8th grade children from Newport Beach go to Okazaki, Japan for a week in July and stay with host families from the Okazaki Rotary Club. In October six 8th graders from Okazaki come and stay here for with the families of the Newport Beach students.
Our club reviews the applications and interviews the candidates and provides financial support including paying for some of the trips local travel and sightseeing activities.
When our Japanese students come to Newport Beach they attend Corona del Mar High School or Newport Harbor High School with their hosts and the Rotary Club sponsors a BBQ and pumpkin carving contest among other events.