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Sister City Exchange Program Sister City Program emblem

The Fairfield Sister City Exchange Program strengthens ties of friendship and cultural understanding between Fairfield and the City Over the Horizon: Nirasaki, Japan.

The program lets people express their common desire for friendship, goodwill, and cooperation to build a better world. Our Sister City Program is an exciting way for local citizens to expand their cultural, civic, and economic horizons. The program is comprised of citizens of all ages as well as civic and business leaders who promote Fairfield around the world. 

Summer 2010 visit to Nirasaki, Japan (.pdf)

Each year the City of Fairfield sends six students and a chaperone to Nirasaki, Japan, for a three-week student exchange during the month of July.  During the visit, the students live in the homes of host families and participate in a wide variety of activities sponsored by our Sister City.  Students have the opportunity to visit schools in Japan, tour historical and cultural sites, and experience the culture and lifestyle of a Japanese family.  Students who have entered 9th grade as of Fall 2013 are eligible to apply. 

An application form must be accompanied by two reference letters (to be filled out by teachers, school administrators, or community members who know you well).  At least one letter must be from a teacher who has taught you in a classroom setting.  The application and reference letters must be returned by Thursday, January 23, 2014, to:

Arletta Cortright, Chairperson
Fairfield-Nirasaki Sister City Committee
City of Fairfield
City Manager's Office
1000 Webster Street
Fairfield, CA   94533

For more exciting information on this opportunity, contact Arletta Cortright at 707.426.5603 or via email.