Welcome to the Bloomington-Izumi Sister City Organization!
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED!
It's almost time for the annual student exchange with our sister city of Izumi! This year, ten students and two adult chaperones will be traveling to Bloomington from August 8th through the 22nd. All Twin Cities area families are encouraged to apply -- Bloomington residency and Japanese language experience are not required!
Click here to apply!
Taste of Japan 2016 Menu Announced, Reservations Open
Taste of Japan 2016 is quickly approaching, and we have finally opened reservations for the 2016 event! This special event - combining Japanese food, cultural presentations, and a silent auction and raffle - is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th, 2016. We would like to thank the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington located at 3900 American Boulevard West for hosting us once again, and for providing us with an incredible new menu!
Click here for details and to reserve your tickets now!
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.