This exchange programme is organised and sponsored by the “New St Andrews Japan Trust”. It was originally set up to form a link the with the “Old Course” Golf Course in Japan. The “Japan Trust” pays for all of the pupils flights to Japan and issue spending money. Otawara City, also known as Otawara, is in the centre of Japan in the Gifu Region.
Every year four Japanese students visit Scotland at the same time as four Madras Pupils visit Otawara City. Madras Pupils host in the summer when they are in S5 and visit in the summer of their S6. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about and experience a different culture and country.