Serving as an SSC youth ambassador gives Southlake and CISD students a unique opportunity for global friendship, cultural exploration and a life-changing experience.
Southlake Sister Cities has opened the application process for the 2019 student exchange trips to our sister cities in Japan and China.
SSC youth ambassadors will represent the City of Southlake in one of our two Friendship Cities: Suzhou, Wuzhong District, China and Tome, Japan. The youth ambassadors and City-appointed chaperones are immersed in a cultural experience while living with host families and enjoying a variety of activities planned by the City, schools and their hosts. In 2018, SSC sent 18 Carroll ISD students on the trips—be sure to check out the videos they made of their experiences in China and Japan!
Trip Dates: March 9 – March 17, 2019
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Eligibility: Southlake Sister Cities members ages 14–18
Participants must hold a valid Chinese visa on arrival. Visas will be processed by SSC for individuals who do not have one.
Trip Dates: June 3 – June 10, 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Eligibility: Southlake Sister Cities members ages 13–18
Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation, one individual, one community at a time.”
For more information about the Southlake Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program or application process, please contact Katy Hintze.