Association seeks student ambassadors


The Columbia Association is seeking teen ambassadors to Columbia's oldest sister city, Cergy-Pontoise in France, and Columbia's newest sister city, Tres Cantos, Spain.

Two groups of high school students will experience life as natives, spending two weeks during July in the homes of families in Cergy-Pontoise, outside Paris, and Tres Cantos, outside Madrid.

After returning to Columbia, some program participants will be the hosts of visiting students from the sister cities.

The expected cost is approximately $950, and includes airfare and the program fee; spending money will be needed. Limited financial assistance may be available.

Students must be between 15 and 17 and have studied at least two years of French or Spanish.

Students must apply by Jan. 15. A screening committee will select participants in February.

To apply, contact county foreign language teachers, the Columbia village offices or the Columbia Association Sister City Coordinator at 715-3162.


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