Serving as an SSC youth ambassador gives Southlake and CISD students a unique opportunity for global friendship, cultural exploration and a life-changing experience. The application deadline for the Japan delegation is Friday, March 1.
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: 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.
Carroll ISD is excited to participate in the Southlake Sister Cities homestay exchange program by welcoming the Jiang Su Foreign Language School student delegation. The student delegation will arrive Thursday, Sept. 26 to a Town Hall reception where they will meet and depart with their host families.
On Friday, Sept. 27 the student delegation will visit Carroll Senior High School and attend classes and partake in a luncheon hosted by the Student Council members. The day’s festivities will conclude with the student delegation attending a tailgate celebration at Dragon Stadium on Homcoming Night.
On Monday, Sept. 30 the Jiang Su Foreign Language School student delegation will attend Carroll High School. They will attend classes, meet with the Mandarin Chinese students and are guests at a luncheon provided by Carroll High School’s Student Council. At 4 p.m., the day will close with an arranged discussion forum.
The forum will include culture topics between Chinese delegate students and Carroll Senior High and High School students in the Carroll High School Lecture Hall. There will be a planned farewell dinner party and gift exchange that evening hosted by Carroll High School’s Chinese class/club and sponsored by Southlake Sister Cities.