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Date(s) - 10/24/18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Columbia Association

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Parents and high school students are invited to find out about Columbia Association’s 2019 Sister Cities High School Summer Exchange at an information session on Oct. 24.  Teens studying French or Spanish can spend two weeks of cultural and linguistic immersion next summer in one of Columbia’s sister cities in Europe — Cergy-Pontoise, France, or Tres Cantos, Spain. Participants spend approximately two weeks with a host family in France or Spain (departing in June 2019). Upon return to the U.S., the teens host a French or Spanish student here for two weeks. CA’s exchange program accepts high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in Level III and above of Spanish and French (and native speakers). The program fee is $700 for CA residents and $850 for non-CA residents, excluding airline tickets. Airline tickets in 2019 will range from $1,000 to $1,400 per participant. There are excellent scholarships available for Columbia residents who qualify. The application deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019. The application packet will be online at by early November. For more information, contact Laura Smit at 410-715-3162 or [email protected].

There will be additional information sessions, all from 7 – 8pm, at CA, on:

  • Monday, November 12
  • Thursday, November 29
  • Tuesday, December 11
  • Wednesday, January 16
  • Thursday, January 31