sister city youth exchange
june 6th, 2018 - june 23rd, 2018
davenport, iowa & Kaiserslautern, germany
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For the past few months, we have been working on projects for the Explore Science competition we will be participating in over there. It’s one of the many activities we will be doing as part of our youth exchange with Davenport’s sister city, Kaiserslautern. In fact, as a part of this exchange, we will be taking part in many STEM related activities while in Germany. The hope is that this trip will help reopen the youth exchange between the two sister cities.
This trip is very unique because only around one third of the 15 students going have taken German as a foreign language, and this is new territory for GAPP (German American Partnership Program). Nevertheless, Herr Kohl, the German teacher at West High School and one of the adults going on this trip, has been giving basic German lessons to everyone going. For those who have taken German, this is an opportunity to practice speaking it; for everyone--regardless of what foreign language they study--this is a once in a life time opportunity to build relationships and broaden horizons while also learning about a different culture and landscape.