Welcome to the Bloomington-Izumi Sister City Organization!
2017 Student Delegation Applications are Open!
Once again, a delegation of high school and college students from the Bloomington area will be traveling to our sister city of Izumi this summer from June 14th through the 28th!
Delegates will represent the city of Bloomington on guided tours of schools, government institutions, and tourist sites in and around Izumi and will be housed with local host families. No Japanese language experience required. All high school and college students in the Twin Cities area are eligible, with preference given to those living, working, or going to school in the city of Bloomington. Applications are due February 8th, 2017. For more information or to begin an application, click here.
Prospective delegates and parents/guardians with questions about the delegation schedule, requirements, or application process can contact us directly at email@example.com!
Student Delegation Visits City Hall
A delegation of students from our sister city of Izumi, Japan recently visited City Hall to meet Mayor Winstead and present city officials with an overview of their city. The city's television network was there to catch the action.
Mission of BSCO
As a Sister City Organization, our goal is “to promote mutual understanding through an exchange of people, information, and ideas”, which is just a fancy way to say we want to “grow together by learning about each other”.
We accomplish this goal through a variety of cultural exchange events with our own sister city: Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.