It was very hard for everyone to say goodbye as the Ishinomaki students returned to DC, but we all cherished their visit. The students enjoyed Potomac Mills, and more sightseeing as they stayed two more nights in DC. Richmond students Charlotte and Ethan were reunited with the group for dinner for one last goodbye. Thank you to Cameron Peek, a friend of Taylor’s and former Sendai Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Counselor in International Relations (CIR) for joining the group for dinner in Georgetown. The group returned to Ishinomaki the next day via Tokyo and Sendai Thank you All Nippon Airways (ANA) for the great service and discount flights! We were glad to hear from chaperone Yuka that the group had arrived home to tell their families of the happy time they had in Richmond.