Student Exchange

After 4 years of waiting, the Student Exchange Program is resuming this year, 2024!

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Student Exchange Program


Selected as the current year's delegation, the group of students and chaperones is introduced formally at the Cherry Blossom Festival and meet attending VIPs from the City of Cupertino and the Cupertino Union School District before traveling to Toyokawa in June

Photos from the Cherry Blossom Festival

2018 Student Delegation at the Cherry Blossom Festival with VIPs from the Cupertino Union School District and the City of Cupertino

2018 Student Delegation. April 28, 2018, Memorial Park, Cupertino

2017 Student Delegation. April 29, 2017, Memorial Park, Cupertino

2018 Delegation

2016 Delegation

Delegation News

Rising Star: Sarang Deshpande a sophomore at Monta Vista High School, contacted then Mayor Savita Vaidhyanathan to offer volunteer services to the City. As a result, Sarang provided staff support to the Mayor during the City’s 4th of July festivities, including ensuring he was on time at all of his scheduled appearances and posting on social media. Sarang later volunteered in our Recreation and Community Services Department on a Teen Center Outreach Plan. Recently, Sarang approached the Cupertino Teen Commission as a co-founder of Budding Leaders, an organization designed to offer free leadership workshops for youth. The organization was created to help youth develop social, communication, and leadership skills necessary for life. 


Since 2016, past delegations are invited back for a reunion during the Cherry Blossom Festival.  The highlight of the reunion is connecting online with their Toyokawa friends and families.

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