Applications for summer 2024 we be accepted soon
Student Exchanges - Become a student ambassador for Nashville!
SCN Student Exchange objectives:
By participating in the SCN Student Exchange program, students will:
Sister Cities of Nashville currently maintains high school exchanges with Caen, France; Magdeburg, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina, Taiyuan, China and Tamworth, Australia.
Apply to travel with Sister Cities here.
The exchanges typically bring students to Nashville for two weeks during the regular school year and send Nashville-area students abroad for approximately the same length of time during the summer. Students stay with local families and usually attend some school as well as enjoy sightseeing and other cultural activities. A chaperone accompanies the exchange students to their destination.
The student is required to pay a $350 application fee and is responsible for the cost of airfare to the destination city. We suggest the students bring an additional $200 for incidentals, souvenirs, some meals. Some of the trips require an additional stipend for special overnight activities (which can range from $250 to $400). For complete Financial Information and Payment Schedule, please click here.
Many deserving students are not able to participate unless they receive financial assistance. Please consider making a contribution to SCN's Student Scholarship Fund to help all students have this incredible cultural and educational experience.
Planned exchanges for 2024 include:
Exchanges planned for 2024:
Mendoza, Argentina (preference will go to students with at least two years of Spanish language study)
Travel will take place the first two weeks of June;
click here to see sample schedule for Mendoza
click to see a video of the Student Ambassador Program - Argentina (2:18)
Caen and Paris, France (preference will go to students with at least two years of French language study)
Travel will take place June 2024:
click here to see sample schedule for Caen
click to see a video of the Student Ambassador Program - France (3:28)
Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany (no language requirement)
Travel will take place June 2024;
click here to see sample schedule for Magdeburg
click to see a video of the Student Ambassador Program - Germany (2:35)
Check out this video of the Student Ambassador Program:
short (3:23 min)
Exchanges anticipated to resume in 2025
Tamworth and Sydney, Australia
Student exchange planned for June 2023 or 2024.;
click here to see sample schedule for Tamworth
click to see a video of the Student Ambassador Program - Tamworth (2:47)
Exchanges currently on hold due to travel restrictions:
Taiyuan and Beijing, China
Student exchange planned for June 2024 if possible;
click here to see sample schedule for Taiyuan
click to see a video of the Student Ambassador Program - China (2:52)