• Global Citizenship

    The Yakima School District is working to provide exposure for YSD students to international programming.  Currently, this includes short exchange programs to and from Japan and Macau, China.

    Annually, students and teachers from Hou Kong Schools in Macau visit the Yakima School District for the YAKIMAC Exchange.  A return trip for students and teachers is in the works. Stay tuned!

    Every three years in April, eighty students from Yamate Gakuin Schools in Yokohama, Japan, arrive in Yakima and will stay for two weeks.  This exchange has occurred for nearly 50 years! It only happens every three years, and host families are always needed.  Every three years in August, YSD takes a group of up to 40 students to Yokohama to complete the exchange.  The cost to families for this exchange is approximately $2200, including airfare.  Some scholarships are available.

    For more details about these programs, please click on their links to the left.



    Kirsten Fitterer

    Chief Communications Officer

    Yakima School District