Reposted from Fort Worth Sister Cities
Fort Worth students can apply for eight exchanges to Fort Worth’s sister cities taking place next year. Exchanges to Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Indonesia, and China are scheduled for the spring and summer of 2018. The application deadline is October 19 and personal interviews will be in November.
Students from 8th – 12th grades can apply to represent Fort Worth and the USA in the cities visited while learning the importance of global volunteerism. Students also participate in monthly orientations to prepare for the experience.
The selection process includes written essays, teacher recommendations, and personal interviews conducted by the teachers who lead the delegations abroad. Scholarship assistance is awarded annually ensuring that a diverse group of students and teachers represent Fort Worth.
If selected as a Youth Ambassador, the student will become a Citizen Diplomat, sworn in by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, with a mission of connecting Fort Worth with the world. “We want our students to understand how important their role as Citizen Diplomats is and represent Fort Worth, Texas and the United States well, in a time where we need it more than ever,” said Chairman of the Board, Johnny Campbell.
Youth Ambassador exchanges provide a global education for students giving them the opportunity to explore history and experience languages, culture and arts of the country they visit. Students live with host families to develop an understanding of the culture and its traditions during exchanges that range from 9 to 14 days.
To download an application visit: www.fwsistercities.org/programs/fort-worth-youth-ambassadors or call for more information at 817-632-7100.