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Student Exchange Arizona

The Student Exchange Programme for 2019 is now open for applications. 

Four students will be selected to participate in the programme, two from Antrim and Newtownabbey and two from Gilbert. Antrim and Newtownabbey students will be matched with a student partner in the USA and will spend the duration of the programme with that student. The programme lasts approximately six weeks with half the time spent in Gilbert and half in Antrim and Newtownabbey.

The first part of the programme involves the two selected students from Antrim and Newtownabbey travelling to the USA to spend three weeks being home hosted by their matched student. They will be given a wonderful opportunity to learn about their hosts’ local cultures and customs in ways not available to a casual visitor. At the end of the three weeks, the Gilbert students will return with the Antrim and Newtownabbey students to be home hosted in Antrim and Newtownabbey.

During their stay, they will have a chance to closely experience a new culture and make lifelong friends by living with the family of their exchange student. During the Exchange, Antrim and Newtownabbey students will be asked to send a weekly blog to the Council officers, which will be shared through the Student Exchange webpage.

Prior to the Student Exchange, the successful Antrim and Newtownabbey applicants are required to take part in a social benefit project, details of which will be discussed during the interview process.

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