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18/11/2022

Applications now open for Gilbert Sister Cities Student Exchange Programme 2023

Students aged 16 and 17 in Antrim and Newtownabbey are invited to apply for a once in a lifetime chance to travel to the Borough’s sister city in Gilbert, Arizona.

The Sister Cities Student Exchange Programme 2023 will see two lucky young people from the Borough and two from Gilbert given a unique opportunity to spend six weeks living with each other next summer.

With half of the time spent in Antrim and Newtownabbey and the other half in Gilbert, the students will learn about each other’s home country and culture through a family living experience.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Alderman Stephen Ross said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for local students to travel and develop an understanding of a different country, its people and their way of life.

“The programme has been running for many years now and has provided a life changing experience for many students. Previous participants have described it as an unforgettable experience.

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