Sister School Exchange

Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals
Sister School Exchange is an Alaskan cross-cultural immersion program. Teams made up of five students (middle or high school) and one teacher from an urban area of Alaska are paired with another team from rural Alaska.

After sharing a little about themselves and their community, and learning a little about where they are going, each team travels to their Sister School community to live there for one week. Each student and the teacher are hosted by a different host family.

During the one-week stay, educational projects and field trips are organized to broaden student knowledge of other parts of Alaska. The students spend the first part of each weekday attending classes at their Sister School, and then spend the remainder of the day participating in experiences to help them learn more about the culture
of the community.

Go to www.roseurbanruralexchange.org to learn more about the program, watch stories from past Cultural Ambassador teams, and apply for the 2010 – 2011 school year.