MASA Student Ambassador Program Application


This cultural and educational exchange program is part of the “People to People” programs initiated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the early 1950s. As part of these historical programs, the Montebello Student Ambassador Exchange with Ashiya, Japan, established in 1964, will celebrate 55 years in 2019. The Student Ambassador experience allows Montebello students to travel to Japan, live in the homes of Ashiya families and participate in Japanese cultural events. In exchange, Ashiya students come to live in Montebello; thus, the program serves to strengthen and promote better understanding and friendship between the United States and Japan.

The students selected for this exchange program act as Ambassadors for the City of Montebello and participate in numerous public appearances and speaking engagements in Ashiya, Japan. Many long lasting friendships have developed among past student ambassadors and the people working together in the Montebello-Ashiya Sister City program. But this “People to People” program also fosters friendship and cooperation between the residents of the two cities: Montebello and Ashiya.

The Montebello-Ashiya Sister City Association normally selects 3 students from Montebello to represent the Association and Montebello City as ambassadors. Two are selected to travel to Ashiya, Japan, and at least one will remain in Montebello to act as a host ambassador.


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