Published on July 12th, 2018 | by Alexandra Saner


Day hosts needed for Isesaki, Japan students

Sunday, August 5 from 8:30am-4:30pm

Large groups of students from Isesaki, Japan visit Springfield each year. The students spend much of their time learning at Missouri State University, but the highlight of their trip is always spending a day with Springfield citizens.

We are looking for hospitable people just like you to hang out with two or more Isesaki students for a day. The students are eager to experience a typical day in Springfield, so there is no need to plan extravagant activities. You also don’t need knowledge of Japanese culture or language; the students speak varying levels of English and respond well to kindness in any language.

For more information or to join our “interested” list, please click here.

You may also contact Missouri State University at or 417-836-5007.

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About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.

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