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Oct 06

Youth in Newport News Can Travel to German Sister City

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 8:08 AM by Communications Department

Sister Cities of Newport News is currently accepting applications through October 31st for a “Youth Exchange” to our Sister City of Greifswald, Germany. Tentative travel dates are June 16 - July 1, 2017. Students in grades 9-12 may apply.
An information session will be held Thursday, October 13th at 5:00 PM at Menchville High. Interested students and parents are encouraged to attend. Ideal candidates are adventurous, flexible, responsible, kind, patient, intelligent and respectful. Delegates are expected to pay for their passport, airfare, a $150 travel fee and spending money. The City of Greifswald provides housing with a host families, tours and most meals. Total cost is estimated at $2,150.

Can't travel on this exchange? People-to-People exchanges are the heart of Sister Cities program and we welcome many international delegates to Newport News each year. There are opportunities to get involved by hosting, translating or volunteering at a school.

The application deadline is October 31, 2016. Detailed information can be found on the Sister Cities of Newport News website. For further questions call 757-926-1348 or send an email inquiry to