8-Week Reciprocal Long Term Exchanges to Germany in Spring-Summer 2018
Host or Travel
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.
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!
Current Student Host Opportunities for 2019:
April 12-19, 2019
Host a high school student from Germany! These students are part of a 30-member delgation from Jahn Gymnasium and part of a reciprocal youth exchange program with our sister City of Greifswald.
October 16-26, 2019
Host a high school student from France as part of our new sister school partnership with Lycee Aristide Briand (LAB) http://briand-lyc.spip.ac-rouen.fr/
July 26 & 27, 2019 (tentative dates)
Hosts needed for a 2 night stay (Friday and Saturday) of 25 College Students from UESTC University attending a 2-week program at CNU
Youth Exchange Opportunities for 2019-20
March 27- April 6, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED
June 15-30, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED
APPLICATION process not open yet, but check out the 2018 travel information below for what to expect!
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.
Learning about another culture doesn't have to be boring. Here is a great example of just how fun learning can be!
Sister Cities has partners in several International Universities:
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/