What is the San Casciano Exchange Program?
Launched in 2018, it is an exchange between teens in San Casciano, Italy, and Morgan Hill teens. Sister Cities developed the San Casciano Exchange Program to give local students a chance to learn about, share, and explore an international experience, as well as form life-long friendships and memories. The program is made up of two phases: traveling to Italy one summer, then hosting an Italian teen the following summer. July 2018 was in the inaugural trip to Italy, followed by July 2019 when the American students hosted the same Italian kids from the previous summer.
What’s The Latest?
Our first two year program, 2018-2019, was very successful resulting in lifelong memories and friendships for everyone involved. The next two-year program is scheduled for Morgan Hill students to travel to Italy in July 2022 and host Italian students in July 2023. An updated application and timeline leading up to 2022 travel will be available in mid-2021. If you are interested in early information, please contact program administrator, Amy Whelan. The program is designed for students who have completed at least 10th grade by the time of travel. Completion of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program; Morgan Hill residents are given priority over non-residents. Total number of selected students for any given year is also determined by the number of Italian host families available, not just the number of U.S. applicants. The program is based on a participating family committing to both phases, traveling one summer, and hosting the next.