City of Seward, Education, Travel, Uncategorized

SHS Obihiro visitor comments

Chelsea at paradeChelsey Olesiuk and Richard Mack, of Seward went on the Seward/Obihiro Exchange Program last Summer, along with some local librarians.

Chelsey had this to say about the experience:

Chelsea and new pals“Last summer I went to Obihiro, Japan. I had a great time and learned a lot about the Japanese culture. My host families were very welcoming and we had a lot of fun. While I was there, I visited the zoo, gardens, lots of malls and arcades, an all-you-can-eat restaurant, two festivals, and danced in a parade. If I had the money, I would most definitely go back. I recommend that anyone interested in the exchange program, should go. It’s an amazing experience and you get to learn many new things and experience all kinds of cultural differences.”




Richard Mack writes: “My trip to Japan was at least, very fun. I enjoyed it very much, there were many friendly faces and I made many friends. The culture there was magnificent and if I could go again I would. It was an enriching experience and I feel as if I came out of it a more cultured person. I suggest that if you have ever considered participating in the exchange program, you do so.”



  1. I had the privelege of going to Obihiro 40 years ago as the first exchange student. It was an event that helped shape my life. I’ve never forgotten that time nor the poeple we met. I’ve also not forgotten how the people of seward ralied around and encouraged me. If you’ve ever wanted to know what royalty feels like, this is a good way to find out. The Obihiro people are very special and will treat you as Kings & Queens.

    • I also felt like royality. The Obihiro citizens humbled me. It’s a beatiful City with beautiful people.

      I wish everyone had this wonderful OPPORTUNITY to EXPERIENCE.

      Thank you City of Seward for helping future H.S. Students make this trip possible.

      If you are a H.S. student and wish to learn about this wonderful culture, please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask questions.

      Deb Bond, Coordinator