How Does It Work?
Whether Midland is sending or receiving students, each participant stays with host families during their 3-week stay. These host families help the students immerse themselves into the culture of their host country by coordinating fun activities, cooking meals, and sharing their families' day-to-day lives. In addition, the Sister City program in each country provides a schedule of events and activities for the entire group to participate in together.
Representatives from both Handa City and Midland City government, as well as committees from both countries, serve as liaisons for the students and their host families as they participate in the program. Travel accommodations are provided by the committee and there is no cost to participate - the only out-of-pocket cost to traveling students is the spending money they bring for food, gifts, and entertainment. Everything else is provided!
Hear It Firsthand: Sister City in the News
Wondering how the Sister City Student Exchange impacts our students' and host families' lives? Check out these news pieces for more information.
Midland Daily News: Sister City Journey Can Be 'Life Changing' (January 2019)
Click the image above to read an article on the Sister City Student Exchange published by the Midland Daily News on Monday, January 7, 2019.