EPIC Ehime-Hawaii High School Exchange Program Participants Visit Punahou and St. Louis

EPIC students arrive at the Honolulu International Airport

From September 27 – October 1, 2019, eight students from various Ehime high schools traveled to Hawaii to participate in a cultural exchange hosted by the Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC), which promotes cultural understanding and international cooperation through various programs and exchanges. Mr. Masanao Nakamura of the Ehime Prefectural Board of Education, Ms. Yukiko Abe and Ms. Noriko Omori from EPIC accompanied the students as they visited various sights on Oahu, such as the Ehime Maru Memorial, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Hale, and Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu.

EPIC students pray at the Ehime Maru Memorial

EPIC student participants give presentations to Punahou and St. Louis students

The Ehime high schoolers also participated in a two-day homestay program with students from Punahou and St. Louis Schools. They later visited these schools and gave presentations to students about their hometowns, culture and school activities.

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