Student Exchange Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the Brea Student Delegation to Hanno, Japan!

At this point, the selection process is being postponed indefinitely. I apologize for the inconvenience.

We have recently been informed that the Hanno Board of Education does not feel comfortable doing an in-person exchange at this time and has decided to cancel the visit for this school year. This is very disappointing news for me and the BSCA. We are currently considering alternative options that would allow Brea-Olinda High School students to enjoy a visit to Japan and experience a Homestay in Hanno. This negotiation will take some time and it may not be possible in the end. However, please know that rather than cancel, I hope that a compromise can be reached that will allow for travel sometime in the spring or early summer.

Start by downloading these:

  • Important Dates – See important dates pertaining to the 2020 Student Exchange Trip. Includes deadlines and trip dates.
  • Detailed Information – The complete explanation of the exchange including dates, expectations, and cost.
  • Educator Evaluation Form – Applicants are required to have this form completed by a former or current teacher as a character reference. Please print it out, give it to your teacher, and bring it to your interview.

This online application is intended for collecting information needed in the application process. For more information regarding the trip and the application, please View/Download the PDF version of the application packet.

The application process will be completed upon the interview in mid-October. At that time all applicants must bring their completed, signed, and sealed Educator Evaluation form and their Letter of Recommendation (see documentation).

Please be sure to read the application packet carefully, as there are many dates, deadlines, and various pieces of information explained in detail.

If you have any questions or concerns about the online application, the application packet, or the if you are having trouble viewing, completing, submitting, or downloading any part of the application please contact John-Michael Patino immediately.

John-Michael Patino is the Vice President of the Brea Sister City Association in Relation to Hanno Japan and can be reached by email at