2024 Interviews




Applicants should check their emails for interview times and locations

2024 Exchange - Apply Now

We are still accepting host family applications for the 2024 Exchange.
Traveler applications have closed.

Host Families

Give to KAP

Please consider supporting us this giving season. We have two ways to give:
Giving Tuesday 2024 - Make a financial donation to support our summer exchange program.
Volunteer Fox Cities Holiday Guide - Help fulfill our wishlist and the wishlists of other great nonprofits.
We are asking for:
• Reams of printer paper
• Ream of white cardstock (1 ream needed)
• Office depot gift cards for copy/printing services
• Appleton specific art/gift items, like the Appleton Monopoly Game, Blue Moon Emporium gift cards for gifts to present to our friends in Kanonji

Host Families Needed

Looking for a fun and interesting cultural exchange with a Japanese Student and participate in events with other students?

We are always looking for host families to host Japanese Students for 1 - 2 weeks in July and August.

Please see our FAQ for more information about being a host family

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The KAP Experience

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Our Mission Statement

"To promote goodwill relations between Appleton and Kanonji, Japan; and provide young people and families of the Fox Cities an educational/cultural exchange opportunity to broaden global understanding of a culture different than their own. "

The Kanonji Appleton Partnership (KAP) is a volunteer-led, non-profit sister city organization. It was founded in 1988 to introduce Appleton residents to the culture and language of Kanonji, Japan. Since the partnership began 3 decades ago, hundreds of citizens & the mayors of both Kanonji & Appleton have traveled to each other's cities. 

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Throughout my experience with KAP, I grew strong relationships and gained two new families. Every encounter with new faces in Japan was welcoming and loving. Beyond my travels, the KAP program made me feel extremely prepared before I took off on my journey. I strongly recommend this wonderful experience.

My time with KAP has been fulfilling each time I've traveled. I've experienced something new and wonderful and have grown and learned so much during my time in Japan. I have endless good things to say about the program; their attention and kindness to its travelers is to be marveled. I have many memorable stories to share from my three trips. I encourage anyone to take the chance to experience Japan through KAP.

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