SANTA BARBARA Eighth and ninth grade students from Santa Barbara can now apply to become one of four student ambassadors to Santa Barbara’s sister city Toba, Japan. According a press release from the Santa Barbara Toba Sister City Organization, during the exchange four Japanese students from Toba will visit the chosen Santa Barbara students for a about eight days, after which the Santa Barbara students will fly to Japan and stay with the Japanese students for eight days at their homes.
Applicants to the program must be in eighth or ninth grade and between the ages of 13 and 15. Before going to Toba, those chosen will receive cultural lessons from the Sister City Organization. Those interested in the program should call Sister City Organization board member Sally Hamilton at (805) 453-1558 for an application. The deadline is February 20, 2019.