The New Paltz International Exchange Committee







September 2013: We are expecting a visit from Niimi College by Professor Kiyoshi Yamauchi and approximately 10 students The delegation is expected to arrive in New Paltz on Thursday afternoon, September 5 staying for a week. Most of their activities are organized by SUNY Ulster, but we will organize homestays, and a few activities for the group. Stay tuned for more information

August 2013: The 3rd Annual Bon Odori New Paltz Dance Festival. This activity is not organized by the NPIEA, but is organized by a New Paltz community group. Check their website,, for information to this fun community event.


Getting Involved in NPIEA: Interested in meeting and visiting with our friends from our sister city of Niimi, Japan? The New Paltz International Exchange Association requires a community effort when we have guests arrive from our sister city of Niimi, Japan. We also plan delegations to visit Niimi, and are always trying to get more people from New Paltz to join in. Why not contact us and see how you can get involved!


There are many ways to get involved:

When delegations visit New Paltz:

1. Host families are needed for visiting delegation members.

2. Event planning.

3. Coordinate transportation. We often need to depend on private cars for moving people in the New Paltz area.

Preparing for New Paltz visits to Niimi:

1. We always encourage people to get involved in visits to Niimi. It is a great experience to go and represent New Paltz. You will see wonderful sights, meet great people, and see another culture on a personal level.

2. Help in planning our presentation(s) while we visit.

Possible exchanges:

We are always interested in ideas for exchanges between the two towns; for example, a photo exchange, and art exchange, pen/email pals, etc.


If you would like to join the International Exchange Association please email




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