The 13th Micronesia – Japan Student Exchange Program conducted by the National Institute for Youth Education (NIYE) completed its annual program which began June 15th -June 27th, 2014. The nearly two weeks in bound program was represented by 10 students and 2 accompanying chaperons from each States.
The students and chaperons underwent a hectic schedule, ranging from taking part in sports events, a visit to the parliament, and exchange with Junior High School students in Tokyo, among many other activities. They also had the opportunity to visit the northern and western regions of Japan, and home-stayed for a night.
Since last year, the program has seen a new modification where a visit to the Embassy was also included in the schedule. This year a total of 42 visitors from the FSM along with a handful of NIYE staff and volunteers came to see the Embassy. Each State was welcomed and had an opportunity to take photo with Ambassador Fritz and the staff.
In mid July, a total of 16 Japanese students are scheduled to visit the FSM as the out bound portion of this program.