Brunswick High and China Sister School Partnership
Host Families Needed:
If you are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, please contact Sharon Harvie at Brunswick High School firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-844-2417 to share your information with the state agencies.
Sharon Harvie, Exchange Student Program Coordinator
The week of February 17-24, Assistant Superintendent Pender Makin and International Program Coordinator Julie Mason traveled to Changsha, China. While there, two Sister School partnership agreements were signed with Changsha District Number 21 Middle School (high school) and First High School of Wangcheng District. The Sister School agreements were formalized with District officials following elaborate welcoming ceremonies. Makin and Mason were able to attend numerous classes in the schools they visited and interact with students and staff. Expected outcomes of the visit are a summer program in which Brunswick will host 30 Chinese students and 3-5 teachers, as well as recruiting Chinese students for the academic school year.
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