Morgan Hill Sister Cities

 

To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation -

                     one individual, one community at a time

 

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, and July 2019 is the American students turn to host.

 

What’s The Latest?

Our first two year program is coming to a successful close in July 2019 with Italian students traveling to Morgan Hill and staying with local families. Thank you to all of our very generous host families! The next two-year program is scheduled to begin in the 2020-2021, after a one-year break in 2019-2020.  We are actively looking for Morgan Hill teens between the ages of 15-17 who wish to travel to San Casciano in July 2021. If you are interested even at this early stage, please contact program administrator, Amy Whelan. An updated application and a program timeline will be posted shortly. Completion of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program; Morgan Hill residents are given priority over non-residents. The program is based on a family planning for both phases, traveling one summer, and hosting the next.

 

Photos from Summer 2018 Exchange

Program News Coverage:

 

August 2018

 

Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Press Release