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Michigan-Shiga High School Exchange

The Michigan-Shiga High School Exchange is an annual two-way student exchange program between the sister states of Michigan and Shiga, Japan. The 15 Michigan students who stay in Shiga for two weeks in the summer host their Shiga exchange student in late August or early September.

Wearing kimono on the programAbout the Program

Study abroad isn't just for those in college! Learn about how you can study in Shiga, Japan as a Michigan high school student.

At Kinkakuji, the Golden PavilionProgram Details

Learn more about how you can participate in the next exchange, including: how to apply, program schedule, deadlines, fees, and more.

2018 students togetherFunding Your Exchange

From need-based scholarships to fundraising ideas, find out some ways that you can reduce the financial burdens of study abroad.

In a Shiga classroomFrequently Asked Questions

Wondering how long the plane ride is? Want to know if you have to speak Japanese to go? Visit our FAQs page for answers to these (and many more) questions.

At a Michigan farmers market with/Shiga siblingPromotional Materials

Want to bring a Michigan-Shiga High School Exchange flyer to your teachers, parents, guardians, and/or friends? You can print some out here!