Students from Japan have made Dubbo homes and the Macquarie River's banks their classrooms - and along the way strengthened bonds between two countries. The 31 young people from Kanto Gakuin School in Yokohama were hosted for two weeks by Dubbo Christian School. They were kept busy with a variety of Australian experiences before their departure on Saturday. The visitors stayed with Dubbo Christian School families, becoming more familiar with life at home in Australia. They also acted out short plays with the theme of shopping, cooking and eating Anzac biscuits and other games to increase their vocabulary and confidence with English. Bushwalking in the Warrumbungles, a visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, a day at Lake Burrendong and Riversmart activities along the Macquarie River were also on the itinerary. The visit marked the 15th year of the relationship between the two schools. Kazuya Sakakura and Shu Miyamoto from Kanto Gakuin posed for a photo with Tom Trainor from their host school as the party was farewelled by Dubbo Christian School at a lunch on Friday.