Moriya, Japan Student Program

Did you know the City of Greeley and Moriya, Japan, have been celebrating and fostering a Sister City relationship for more than 20 years? Every odd year summer the City of Greeley sponsors approximately ten high school students to visit Moriya, Japan, as part of a student exchange. During even years, Greeley students host Moriya students.

The Sister City Student Exchange Program is a wonderful opportunity for students from both cities to explore each other's country and learn more about their cultures, traditions, and way of life.

2019 Student Trip to Japan

The City of Greeley is now organizing a delegation to visit our sister city, Moriya, Japan from June 19-28, 2019.

Selected students (up to 10) will be accompanied by adult chaperones. The City of Greeley offers a stipend/scholarship of $1,000 for each student. The balance of the airfare, four nights in a hotel, train fare and planned activities will be the responsibility of the student and is due to the City of Greeley before the trip begins.

Students will need additional money for meals on non-host family days, incidentals and spending money. All students will stay with host families for four nights during their time in Moriya and will not have expenses for room and board during that time.

Students must be entering grades 9 through 12 in Fall 2019; minimum age 14 by the first day of the trip (June 19). Students must reside within Greeley city limits. Proof of residency required.


Applications must include

  • Completed application form
  • A one-page typed essay that answers the questions "Why I would like to visit Moriya" and "How I will share my experience with the City of Greeley"
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • one from a current or previous teacher
    • one from another adult not related to the student
  • Student discipline code - signed by the student and a parent
  • Proof of Greeley residency. This may be a postmarked letter to the student residing at the address.


Completed application is due on or before January 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Mailed or deliver to: Greeley Recreation Center, Attn: Jason Evenson, 651 10th Ave.

Or email to with subject "2019 Student Trip to Japan Application"

For more information, please contact Jason Evenson at 970.350.9482 or

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Cultural Affairs Division

Sister City Program

651 10th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

970-350-9482 tel