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Mobile - Ichihara Sister City Association

Mobile, Alabama

Alabama's only saltwater port, Mobile is located at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast.  Mobile is the largest city in the Mobile-Daphne−Fairhope area, with a total population of 604,726, the second largest in the state.  As of 2011, the population within a 60 mile radius of Mobile is 1,262,907.  Mobile's geographical location on the Gulf of Mexico provides a mild subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, rainy winters.

Become a Member of MISCA

Become a member and be a part of our activities that include a monthly meeting to learn about Japanese culture, participation in festivals, celebrations and other sponsored events.

Host an Exchange Student

Host an Exchange Student for 10 days during the summer.  Have fun showing the best of Mobile and the Gulf Coast to a student from Ichihara.  Participate in special group events and plan events for free time with your student.

Apply to Become an

Exchange Student

Any student age 12-18 who is currently enrolled in a Mobile or Baldwin County public or private school or is being home-schooled can apply.
MISCA is a volunteer citizen’s association which organizes and conducts the cultural and educational exchange programs that are a part of the formal Sister City Agreement between the City of Mobile, Alabama, USA and the City of Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Cultural & Educational Exchange Programs

Ichihara, Japan

Ichihara is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 279,065 and a population density of 758 persons per km². The total area is 368.20 km².  The highly industrialized northern part of the city sits on Tokyo Bay, while the southern part of the city is primarily mountainous. Ichihara, dense in housing developments, serves as a satellite town of Tokyo and Chiba City.
15 October

Next Meeting

October 15, Sunday (1:30-2:45PM) 2018 Exchange Information session/MIF planning
2017 Exchange Students
September 10, Sun (1:30-3PM) 2018 Exchange Information session/MIF planning October 15, Sun (1:30-2:45PM) 2018 Exchange Information session/MIF planning & helper sign up November 12, Sun (1:30-3PM)  Interviews/MIF helper sign up 2:30 Interviews 2018 Students & their parents
11/15(Wed) -  11/18 (Sat) Mobile International Fest (MIF) December 10, Sun (1:30-3PM) Holiday Party Board to decide on the 2018 group 2018 Exchange Group Meeting Announcement January 14, Sun (1:30-3PM) 2018 Exchange Group Meeting to finalize the group. (Participants’ deposit due at the end of the meeting)
Schedule of Meetings
Front Left to Right Marika Matsuo, 9th-grade Mei Mizuno, 8th-grade Kanna Yahara, 8th-grade Miyuu Takahashi, 8th-grade Ami Miyashita, 12th-grade Sara Igarashi, 12th-grade
Back Left to Right Takamitsu Shimada, City Staff Kiryu Nakanishi, 12th-grade Naoki Kondo, 11th-grade Yūto Kameda, 12th-grade Miki Kawashukuda, 10th-grade Misato Haga, English Teacher
Now accepting applications for the 2018 exchange
© Mobile Ichihara Sister City Association (MISCA).  All Rights Reserved.  Website Design & Hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.
Mobile - Ichihara Sister City Association

Mobile, Alabama

Alabama's only saltwater port, Mobile is located at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast.  Mobile is the largest city in the Mobile- Daphne−Fairhope area, with a total population of 604,726, the second largest in the state.  As of 2011, the population within a 60 mile radius of Mobile is 1,262,907.  Mobile's geographical location on the Gulf of Mexico provides a mild subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, rainy winters.

Become a Member of MISCA

Become a member and be a part of our activities that include a monthly meeting to learn about Japanese culture, participation in festivals, celebrations and other sponsored events.

Host an Exchange Student

Host an Exchange Student for 10 days during the summer.  Have fun showing the best of Mobile and the Gulf Coast to a student from Ichihara.  Participate in special group events and plan events for free time with your student.
More Info

Apply to Become an Exchange Student

Any student age 12-18 who is currently enrolled in a Mobile or Baldwin County public or private school or is being home-schooled can apply.
MISCA is a volunteer citizen’s association which organizes and conducts the cultural and educational exchange programs that are a part of the formal Sister City Agreement between the City of Mobile, Alabama, USA and the City of Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Cultural & Educational Exchange Programs

Ichihara, Japan

Ichihara is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.  As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 279,065 and a population density of 758 persons per km². The total area is 368.20 km².  The highly industrialized northern part of the city sits on Tokyo Bay, while the southern part of the city is primarily mountainous. Ichihara, dense in housing developments, serves as a satellite town of Tokyo and Chiba City.
15 October

Next Meeting

October 15, Sunday (1:30-2:45PM) 2018 Exchange Information session/MIF planning
2017 Exchange Students
Schedule of Meetings
September 10, Sun (1:30-3PM) 2018 Exchange Information session/MIF planning October 8, Sun (1:30-3PM) 2018 Exchange Information session/MIF planning & helper sign up November 12, Sun (1:30-3PM)  Interviews/MIF helper sign up 11/15(Wed) -  11/18 (Sat) Mobile International Fest (MIF)
December 10, Sun (1:30-3PM) Holiday Party Board to decide on the 2018 group 2018 Exchange Group Meeting Announcement January 14, Sun (1:30-3PM) 2018 Exchange Group Meeting to finalize the group. (Participants’ deposit due at the end of the meeting)
Front Left to Right Marika Matsuo, 9th-grade Mei Mizuno, 8th-grade Kanna Yahara, 8th-grade Miyuu Takahashi, 8th-grade Ami Miyashita, 12th-grade Sara Igarashi, 12th-grade Back Left to Right Takamitsu Shimada, City Staff Kiryu Nakanishi, 12th-grade Naoki Kondo, 11th-grade Yūto Kameda, 12th-grade Miki Kawashukuda, 10th-grade Misato Haga, English Teacher
Now accepting applications for the 2018 exchange