Antrim’s Sister Cities student exchange programme now in 19th year

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council welcomed the Sister Cities Student Exchange Programme participants back from Gilbert, Arizona, with a BBQ at Antrim Castle Gardens and Clotworthy House.

Kelsie Skelly and Cathal Morgan returned home with their American exchange partners, Mackenzie Goldman and Lindsey Giles after spending three weeks being home hosted in Gilbert.

The Gilbert students will now be home hosted in the Borough by their exchange partner and enjoy a fun-filled and packed schedule organised by the families, exploring the Borough and beyond.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth, said: “The Sister Cities Student Exchange Programme is now in its 19th year running and the success of the programme is a testament to the participants and their families.

“We are delighted to help enable young people from our Borough experience a once in a lifetime opportunity, helping them grow in confidence, independence and form friendships that last long beyond the programme.”

For more information on the programme T. 028 9034 0053 or E.

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