Introducing the New Japan Exchange Program at St. Martin's

Six St. Martin’s Episcopal School (SMES) 8th-grade students and three chaperones returned last week from a 10-day cultural exchange program in Tokyo, Japan. SMES was chosen by the Office of the Ministry of Japan to take part in this international cultural experience. The student participants included Liza Love, Carson Lott, Stella Jane Eskew, Austin Scott, Max Miller, and Jack Schmidt.
The program is funded by the Japanese government through the Kakehashi Project, a youth exchange program between Japan and the United States. The goal of the program is to promote a global understanding of Japan’s economy, society, history, diverse culture, politics and foreign policy.  

The trip included visits to a number of historical and educational sites, museums and opportunities to experience traditional and cultural activities. The group also enjoyed a two-day “homestay” with Japanese host families for an immersive cultural experience.

SMES partnered with students and chaperones from Brookhaven Innovation Academy for the trip.
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St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a private day school for students in preschool through grade 8, located in Atlanta, GA. We are dedicated to providing a quality education of the whole person in a loving, Christian atmosphere, which fosters lifelong learning.