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Dec 12

Sister Cities of Newport News Planning Long Term Youth Exchanges

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 9:57 AM by Communications Department

High school students and host families needed

12-12 studentsPlans are underway for an eight week youth exchange for 4-5 high school students to visit the Newport News German Sister City of Greifswald. Greifswald is located in the northeastern part of the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, along the Baltic Sea.

To be eligible for participation in the exchange, students and their families are required  to host a German student in exchange for being hosted in Germany. Tentative dates for German students to stay in Newport News are from March 22 to May 29, 2018. Newport News Students will travel stay in Germany from May 19 to July 14, 2018.  Included in this cultural opportunity is the expectation that exchange students will attend classes in both countries. Travel expenses include insurance, spending money and airfare. 

If you are interested in the youth exchange program, call 757-926-1348 or email