High School Students are headed back to Greifswald in 2019!
From June 17 to July 2, 2017 thirteen (13) local students traveled to Newport News's German Sister City of Greifswald under the guidance of local educators Christina Willett and Helen Small. They "homestayed" with local families and attended a local high school. The also spent 3 days in Berlin prior to departing back to the U.S. The program will repeat in 2019 as Frau Willett will lead another delegation!
Learning about another culture doesn't have to be boring. Here is a great example of just how fun learning can be!
8-Week Reciprocal Long Term Exchanges to Germany in Spring-Summer 2018
The families of Newport News students Emma Janney (Menchville) and Georgia Danehy (Warwick) opened their homes to a student from Jahn Gymnasium in Griefswald Germany this spring. The students, Rosa and Nele, attended regular classes with their "host sisters" for 8 weeks. In return, Emma and Georgia are now staying with their families in Greifswald for 8 weeks. "Long-Term" reciprocal exchange programs like this, where students are immersed in the culture and academics, have been a long term goal for Sister Cities of Newport News. Thanks to the kindness of these host families, and the drive of 2018 SCNN president Katie Stodghill, teachers Frau Willett, Herr Grap, and with the support of NNPS administration, the program is a reality! We are ready to do it again. Call us if you want to help. 757-926-1348.
Students can Host or Travel with Sister Cities!
It is truly a foreign language teacher’s dream to witness a true representation of what cross cultural relationships between students can do to create global citizens.
Current Student Host Opportunities...
CHINESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
2 Nights Only - July 19 & 20, 2019
Host a 2 night stay (Friday and Saturday) of 25 College Students from UESTC University attending a 2-week program at CNU (July 13 to 27). This is a great way to host for a short visit & make life-long connections.
FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
October 16-26, 2019
Host a high school student from France as part of our new sister school partnership with Lycee Aristide Briand (LAB)
With the assistance of Sister Cities, Christopher Newport University (CNU) is working with exchange students from UESTC (The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China). You can learn more about UESTC below or at their website http://en.uestc.edu.cn/
Youth Exchange Opportunities for 2019-20
APPLICATION process not open yet, but check out the 2018 travel information below for what to expect!
March 27- April 6, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED
June 15-30, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED
Youth Travel Scholarship News...
Sister Cities will award 2-$500 youth travel scholarships. APPLICATIONS BELOW. If you have question regarding this incredible opportunity please email Kate Helwig, SCNN's Executive Director at email@example.com .
2017 Youth Travel Scholarship Awardee:
Congratulations to Emma Janney (Menchville High - pictured holding the Greifswald City Flag) winner of the 2017 Youth Travel Scholarship.