Heart of America

Student Ambassador Program

Congratulations to the students who represented the Greater Kansas City area July 2017 in Kurashiki, Japan -- Kansas City, Missouri's sister city! More information about the program can be found below. 


2017 Student Ambassadors 

Top row, left to right: Luke Daniel, Irene Gatimi 

Bottom row, left to right: Michaela Harding and Kaitlin Langton

About Our Program

Since 1974, the Heart of America Japan-America Society and the city of Kansas City, Missouri have engaged in a Sister City Program with the beautiful city of Kurashiki, Japan. Since 1981, our members have helped sponsor almost 80 American high school and first-year college students in a summer home-stay program in Kurashiki. These “Student Ambassadors” have studied the Japanese language and are well qualified to represent the Japan-America Society.

Applications for the 2018 program will be accepted beginning in January 2018. If you have questions about the program, please contact the Student Ambassador Committee.

Want to learn about our 2017 Student Ambassadors' experiences in Kurashiki? You can get a feel for their time by reading the essays of our students:


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