Chelsea-Shimizu Sister Cities Student Exchange Program

The Sister City Association of Chelsea Michigan, Inc. is dedicated to promoting friendship between two small towns on opposite sides of the globe. The intent is to further international understanding that contributes to goodwill, cooperation and peaceful coexistence. Groups of 7th and 8th graders from the Chelsea, Michigan school district and from Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, have visited one another's countries since 1994, staying with host families, learning local traditions, and nurturing friendships with other teens.

Structured as a 501(c)3 organization, the Sister City Association of Chelsea Michigan, Inc., which organizes the Exchange Program, is supported by the contributions of parents, community organizations, and corporate donors. Any interested members of the Chelsea community are welcome to participate in planning or hosting exchanges, contributing time or ideas, and providing input to the leadership function of the group.