Student Exchange

smiling students with lei and with host in Hawaii and Japan

Every other year, we send two female delegates to Japan as exchange students in compliance with a resolution adopted during the Third World Buddhist Women’s Convention held in Honolulu in June 1967. The stated aim of the resolution was “nurturing future leaders for Jodo Shinshu women’s activities through exposure to Buddhist culture in Japan, oriental culture and youth movement and as a mission of good will.”

In the years we don’t send delegates to Japan, we host Japanese delegates in Hawaii.

More information is included in the Student Exchange Program Information handout.

ⓘ  Student Exchange Program On Hold
Due to the current pandemic situation, this program will be on hold until further notice. Young women who are interested are encouraged to fill out the contact form below and the BWA will contact you when things change. (12/06/20)

Contact Form – Student Exchange Interest

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    If you have any questions, call 808-522-9200 or contact a BWA member.

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