Sister Cities Connects Students!
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.
Youth Travel Scholarship News...
In 2018 Sister Cities will award 2- $500 youth travel scholarships. APPLICATIONS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE. If you are interested in this incredible opportunity please email Kate Helwig, SCNN's Executive Director at email@example.com .
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.
2017 High School Exchange to Germany...
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.
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/