Starting in 2014, SSCA has worked with the Iizuka Friendship Network to facilitate two student exchange programs for middle (7th-8th) and and high school students: Sunnyvale to Iizuka (S2I) in which Sunnyvale students stay with host families in Iizuka, and Iizuka to Sunnyvale (I2S) in which the S2I students (as well as other Sunnyvale families) host visiting Iizuka students.

For information on the 2022 Sunnyvale to Iizuka Student Exchange Program, please see the information packet.

A complete application should include:

  1. Submission of a complete online application including:
    • basic information about you and your family
    • Contact information for a school teacher reference
    • a URL to a short 3-minute video introducing yourself
  2. Receipt of an emailed Letter of Recommendation from your school teacher reference Please review the Letter of Recommendation Guidelines
  3. Receipt of a mailed deposit ($700) payable to:
    Sunnyvale Sister City Association (MS197)
    Attn: S2I2022
    440 North Wolfe Road
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085

    Please include the applicant's name in the memo on the check.

Video Details

As a required part of this application, applicants must provide a link to a 3-minute (max) video presentation that introduces yourself to people in Iizuka and what you’d like to share about the U.S. with them. The video of any successful applicant will be shared with her/his host family in Iizuka. You may refer to YouTube Help on how to create a video with url. If you wish to restrict the sharing of this video with SSCA only, please change the setting of the video to private and share with and indicate in the application that the video was shared with SSCA. **An application is not considered complete without providing the link to or sharing the video.

Note: Your information will not be saved if you exit the application before submitting.**


  • 9/21 (Tue): Zoom Information Session
    (Please email for meeting details)
  • 9/30 (Wed): Applications due
  • 3/24 (Thu) to 3/31 (Thu): I2S 2022
  • 6/14 (Tue) to 6/23 (Thu): S2I 2022