Fort Worth Ambassadors Travel to Hungary and Italy
2014-02-18 02:46 Fort Worth, Texas – Sister Cities sends goodwill ambassadors to 2 Sister Cities Exchange programs are what it’s all about for Fort Worth Sister Cities. Next week student delegations are visiting two of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities including Reggio Emilia, Italy and Budapest, Hungary. Exchanges with each of Fort Worth’s sister cities provide youth, and adults the opportunity to spend 9-15 days with an international host family, meet other adults in their profession, attend schools, make presentations about Texas and the United States and experience the local history, culture and customs. This is done as citizen diplomats and gives participants a better understanding of other cultures and gives the host cities a better understanding of the U.S. “Students and adults who participate in outbound exchanges experience personal growth, expand their capacity to understand the world as seen through the eyes of others, and gain an appreciation of the interconnectedness of all humans regardless of geographical location,” said Sister Cities board member and Exchanges Chair, Dr. Staussa Ervin. A complete list of Student Ambassadors and the schools they represent is attached or can be accessed here.