CPS and Taiwanese Students Build Bridges
Cincinnati Public Schools is building an exciting relationship with New Taipei City, Taiwan, as part of Cincinnati’s Sister City Project.
New Taipei City became Cincinnati's Sister City in 1994 and now is one of eight Sister Cities with Cincinnati. Former Mayor Mark Mallory visited New Taipei City while mayor and agreed to a five-year, student-exchange program between the two cities. A successful student-exchange program now is gaining momentum.
Interested in serving as a host family? Please apply online as soon as possible. Visit the website for the Cincinnati Sister City Youth Ambassador Program, New Taipei City (www.ntcexchange.com). Click on Host Family, then 2016, to complete the application.
Questions: Contact Patty Young, with Cincinnati Public Schools: (513) 363-0310.
Student Exchange Program Going Strong
It all started in April 2013, when 30 high school students from New Taipai City spent a month visiting Cincinnati and surrounding school districts, staying in the homes of host families. Since then, three inbound and three outbound trips have been conducted, each with about 30 students, including
- June 10, 2014, 31 high school students (17 CPS students from seven high schools and 14 students from nearby schools - Forest Hills, Indian Hill, Milford, Saint Xavier and Seton) spent two weeks in New Taipei City. CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan was part of this trip's delegation.
- November 2-22, 2014, a second successful visit occurred with New Taipei City students visiting Cincinnati.
- June 2015 and June 2016, delegations from Cincinnati Public Schools and surrounding districts visited New Taipei City for two weeks.
The visits are designed to promote educational and cultural exchanges between Cincinnati and New Taipei City, and to broaden Cincinnati-area students' international reach and world views.
You can help Cincinnati Public Schools’ students experience an amazing trip across the globe. Our Taiwanese hosts graciously cover most of the expenses for students — lodging with host families, meals, transportation, weekend activities, plus group discounts on airfare. But the cost still is out of reach for many of our students.
How to Donate
Mail checks payable to Cincinnati USA Sister City Association and send to 421 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2504. Note on the check that your donation is for Cincinnati Public Schools' students participating in the student exchange program with New Taipei City.