Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Travel to China or Japan with Southlake Sister Cities

Arrival in TomeThe Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program offers the youth of Southlake an opportunity to represent the City as a Youth Ambassador to one of Southlake’s Sister Cities – Tome, Japan and Suzhou Wuzhong, China. The Youth Ambassadors and adult chaperone are immersed in a cultural experience while living with host families and experiencing a variety of activities planned by the city and their hosts. 

Serving as a Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador provides the opportunity for global friendship and a life-changing experience while fulfilling and underscoring the mission of the Sister Cities International program of “bringing the world together through education and cultural exchange.”

Suzhou Wuzhong, China
March 5-14th, 2015 (spring break) 

  • Visit beautiful Suzhou Wuzhong District – the cradleland of the ancient Wu culture
  • Experience Chinese daily life with Wuzhong host families thru homestay program
  • Interact with students and faculty at Jiangsu Foreign Language School
  • Explore historical and cultural heritage sites
  • 2-day tour of the magnificent city of Shanghai
  • Estimated cost: $2,500 per person
  • Early decision: November 1st, 2014, Regular Deadline: December 5th, 2014

Tome, Japan
June 8-15th, 2015 (summer break)

  • Experience Japanese daily life and culture thru Tome homestay program
  • Interact with students, faculty and citizens of Tome
  • Visit famous sites in Tome and surrounding areas
  • Half-day tour of Tokyo
  • Estimated cost: $2,000
  • Application Deadline: November 20th, 2014
For more information and application forms, please visit: For information and questions regarding the Wuzhong trip, please contact Jeff Wang at or 817-251-1001. For information and questions regarding the Tome trip, please contact Kikukoe Ekstrom at or 817-481-5113