Youth Ambassadors Travel to Hungary and Italy
In March, 24 students and leaders are visiting two of Fort Worth’s eight sister cities including Budapest, Hungary and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
“International exchanges give students possibly their first opportunity to travel abroad, which is almost always described as a life-changing experience. These exchanges improve their future prospects and give them a level of access and learning not available through tourism. Students learn how the culture works — out of the spotlight, away from tourist sites. What an amazing way to gain a global perspective,” said Mae Ferguson, President/CEO of Sister Cities.
The youth of Fort Worth benefit from a global education. They learn leadership, communications, teamwork and problem solving skills, as well as an understanding of other cultures. They receive training to become citizen diplomats representing the U.S. which enhances their college and career opportunities.
The Budapest group is planning to visit several cultural attractions including Hero’s Square and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as several schools where they will be hosted and meet Hungarian students. The Reggio group will experience home stays, visit schools and share their culture with other students. They will also visit Florence and Venice.