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Join Mayor Price & Councilman Espino for an Official Exchange to Mexico 


Follow Citizen Diplomats on Exchange to Hungary & Austria


Host a Visiting Student for Just 4 days!


Peace and Reconciliation Tour to Vietnam Planned


Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Register Now for the National Conference


Student Ambassadors Traveling to China, Japan and Swaziland


Amazingly Global Race Coming this Fall






Trier Oktoberfest planning meeting, Greenwood's German Restaurant, 3522 Blue Bonnet Circle (76109), 5:30 p.m.




Student Ambassador exchanges to Nagaoka & Tokyo, Japan and Guiyang & Beijing, China





Student Ambassador exchange to Mbabane, Swaziland and Johannesburg, South Africa




Father's Day




Official Adult Ambassador exchange to Budapest, Hungary & Vienna, Austria




Executive board meeting, The Women's Center of Tarrant County, 1723 Hemphill (76110), 12:00 noon





Amazingly Global Race committee meeting, ReMax, 2400 W. 7th Street, #146 (76107), 5:30 p.m.





Spanish Immersion Summer Camp facilitators arrive from Toluca, Mexico





Junior International Leadership Academy & host family orientation, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (76107), 6:00 p.m.


June 23 - July 3



Spanish Immersion Summer Camp with Fort Worth ISD's World Languages Institute, Daggett Montessori School, 801 W. Jessamine (76110).




International Leadership Academy & host family orientation, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (76107), 6:00 p.m.




Vietnam Peace Tour orientation and cultural program, home of Mary Palko, 2409 Winton Terrace W. (76109), 5:30 p.m.




Amazingly Global Race team captains' party and orientation meeting, 6:00 p.m., location TBD




Board of directors nominating committee meeting, home of Mary Palko, 2409 Winton Terrace W. (76109), 5:30 p.m.




Offices closed for staff furlough day




Ramadan begins at sundown



  • Reggio is sending 8 students and one chaperone for the International Leadership Academy.

  • Early childhood education experts from the Reggio Children program have offered to conduct a conference in Fort Worth on November 4. Stay tuned for details.


  • The Trier group is planning another Oktoberfest event in conjunction with the Amazingly Global Race on Saturday, October 4 in the Sundance Square Plaza.

  • 19 students, one leader, and 3 university students are confirmed for ILA July 19-August 3.

  • Host families are needed for a young lawyer from Trier who will intern with a law firm here July 31-October 24. 

  • The Kimbell Museum provided a guided tour of the Samauri exhibit for the group in May.

  • 18 students, 2 teachers, and 2 associates depart to Nagaoka and Tokyo, Japan June 9-23.

  • Nagaoka chair Ronda Stucker and her husband Walter will represent Fort Worth at the Hanabi festival and Peace Summit in Nagaoka in August. 

  • Chair Nancy Lopez and staff met with the acting Consul General for the Indonesian Consulate in Houston, Ishman Pasha. He and his staff shared ideas for future programs and exchanges - including a possible exchange with museum curators.

  • Sister Cities is hopeful that Bandung will have 2-3 students and one educator attend ILA.

  • Firefighters and Disaster Relief specialists from Bandung will come to Fort Worth for an emergency management training program later this year or early next year. The City of Fort Worth Emergency Management and Fire Departments will host the groups. 

  • Councilman Joel Burns and Board Chairwoman Ann Rice will lead the delegation of 16 people to Budapest and Vienna June 11-19. The delegation will meet city officials and leaders, visit the U.S. Embassies in both Budapest and Vienna, explore both cities, enjoy home hosted evenings with Hungarians in order to understand the culture and attend the opera festival.

  • Doctoral piano student Eva Polgar performed a piano recital at the final exchange orientation for the delegation in May at the home of Greg & Becky Haskin.

  • 3 students and one educator are confirmed to participate in ILA this July. 

  • 10 facilitators and two teachers from Tec de Monterrey University will facilitate the first Spanish Immersion Camp with Fort Worth ISD June 23-July 3.

  • Tec de Monterrey is also providing a summer intern for the Sister Cities office, as well as the Hispanic Chamber office.

  • Mayor Price and Councilman Espino will lead an official delegation to Toluca for the Dia de los Muertos celebration October 29-November 2. Details will be online soon.  


  • Nancy Marchant will lead the student group to Mbabane and Johannesburg June 10-25. Ms. Marchant stepped in to fill the vacancy left by the recent passing of Dr. James Aldridge. There are 6 students, 2 associate leaders and 4 adults participating on the Service Adventure. The delegation will visit the carepoint centers and deliver books and school supplies to the Rotary Reading Corner at the Mbabane Library.

  • Mbabane's new chair, Rae Hyatt, and the committee are planning a possible gospel concert for September 28. Anyone wanting to help with this cultural event is welcome to join the group. 

  • 8 students, one associate leader and one lead teacher will travel to Guiyang and Beijing June 9-23. They will be home hosted in Guiyang and will also visit minority villages. While in Guiyang, the group will present the award for Outstanding US/China Youth Programs recently received by Fort Worth and Guiyang in Washington, DC. 

 Fort Worth Youth International


  • Youth Ambassadors and leaders traveling on the summer exchanges were recognized by Mayor Pro Tempore Zim Zimmerman at City Hall on April 8. The delegations were asked to take the Citizen Diplomat oath at the council meeting and promised to represent Fort Worth to the best of their ability.

  • The youth board elected officers for 2014-2015 in April. The new president is Sarika Sabnis, a junior at Paschal High School.

  • The students and delegation leaders traveling to China, Swaziland and Japan attended a final orientation meeting on May 18. The students are ready for their exchanges and will represent Fort Worth well.


  • Four NET members were selected as Associate Delegation Leaders for the summer youth exchanges. Congratulations to Amy Snider, Guiyang, China; Stephanie Atkinson and Michelle Chuah, Mbabane, Swaziland; and Daisy Castro, Nagaoka, Japan.

  • International ILA facilitators will join us from Toluca, Mexico; Mbabane, Swaziland; Trier, Germany; and Reggio Emilia, Italy this summer. They will work closely with four local facilitators.

  • Sister Cities welcomes summer interns as well: Alayna Sublette, TCU; Courtney Wagenseller, Texas A & M; Andrew Upton, TCU; Andres Lara, University of North Texas; Stevie Hayden, University of New Mexico; and Hai Ngyuen, Depauw University.



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