An annual Goodwill Mission offers opportunities for Michigan and Shiga residents to deepen friendships and cultural understanding between our sister-states.
During the summer or fall of odd-numbered years, a delegation of Michigan community members enjoys a ten-day Goodwill Mission to Shiga, including home-stay experiences with Shiga families. All residents of Michigan are welcome to participate. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The governor of Michigan names a representative to head the Goodwill Delegation traveling to Shiga.
During the summer or fall of even-numbered years, Michigan families host guests from Shiga for about five days during the Goodwill Mission to Michigan. Families and individuals throughout the state of Michigan are encouraged to host Shiga delegates.
2013 Goodwill Mission to Shiga
October 16th - October 25th
In 2013 a delegation of Michigan community Members will enjoy a ten-day visit to Shiga.