Student Cultural Exchange Program Experience Japan


Adult Leader

Mallory Beard is the 2024 Adult Leader.

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An adult leader accompanies the student delegates on the cultural exchange trips held each summer. TSCA pays all travel expenses for the adult leader.

Who is eligible to apply: An adult who

  • lives or works in Torrance
  • has a background in education, counseling, youth activities, and/or behavioral science
  • has a keen interest in and strong desire to learn about Japan
  • is at least twenty-six years old at the time of the trip.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the Student Selection Committee
  • Serving as a good role model for the students
  • Organizing a visual record of the trip, showing typical activities
  • Participating in orientation sessions
  • Mentors the 2025 Adult Leader
  • Leads the 2025 Student Orientation
  • Member of 2025 Adult Leader Selection Committee

Application requires:

  • Resume (two page max.)
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who are not related to applicant and verify experience working with high school students
  • Personal statement of interest in the program, strengths, what you hope to learn and gain from the program
  • Cover letter- indicate how you learned about program and connection to Torrance (work or resident)