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Applications are now open to join the student delegation to Japan  

Sunday 29 September to Saturday 12 October 2024

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Apply as a student to join the delegation

The student delegation will leave Sydney during the upcoming September/October 2024 school holidays. The delegation will depart Sydney on Sunday 29 September 2024 on ANA flight NH880 at 20:55 (8:55pm), arriving into Tokyo (Haneda Airport) at 05:45 (5:45am) on Monday 30 September 2024. The delegation will depart Tokyo (Haneda Airport) on Friday 11 October 2024 on ANA flight NH879 at 22:45 (10:45pm), arriving into Sydney at 10:25 (10:25am) on Saturday 12 October 2024. 15 students travel to Koshigaya with the student delegation accompanied and supervised by 2 adult leaders.


To be eligible to apply students must:

1. Live in the Campbelltown City Council local government area.

2. Be aged 14 to 18 and still at school at the time the delegation departs Sydney.

Applications close at 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 May 2024

Please download and print off the application form and accompanying information.

We encourage students to apply for this unique and life changing experience as part of the Campbelltown-Koshigaya sister cities program.

For Parents/Guardians

This year will be the 37th trip to Koshigaya. We have successfully taken 36 student groups to Koshigaya and parents/guardians can be assured the groups are well organised, and the Koshigaya International Association provides a comprehensive program for our students while they are in Japan.

The two leaders from Campbelltown accompany the students throughout the trip.

There is a well-developed and proven program. The students take part in a preparation / orientation program starting several months before the trip, coming together regularly on Friday evenings and some Saturdays. The Association provides an orientation program to make sure the students are ready for their trip – bonding together as a group, learning about culture and language.

The first meeting brings together the students as well as their parent/s or guardian/s for a welcome and orientation session.

In Japan, the students travel to Koshigaya from Tokyo Airport in a bus and are introduced to their host family, which has been carefully selected by the Koshigaya International Association. Each morning Monday to Friday, the students gather at a central point around 8am and spend each day with the whole group, visiting sights and taking part in activities. In the evening the students return to the meeting point and are collected by the host family.

On the weekend the host family has the student for the two days and they arrange activities for the family and the student.

The group returns together from Tokyo on their way back to Sydney.

If you need any further information please contact Secretary, Veronica on 0417 780 422 or email