In the summer after the completion of 5th grade, Richmond students have the opportunity to travel on either a ten day trip to the Kansai area or Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido. These cultural exchanges are culminating experiences for both students and parents, after six years of hard work of being immersed in the Japanese language.
The main objectives of the 5th Grade Japanese Cultural Exchange are:
- To provide students with an authentic cultural experience.
- To allow students to use their language skills and cultural knowledge.
- To provide a home stay experience.
- To have a culminating experience for six years of learning Japanese.