Foreign students invited to ‘Welcome to Scottsdale’ party

All foreign-exchange students living in or attending Scottsdale area high schools are invited to a “Welcome To Scottsdale” Party.

Welcome to Scottsdale

Foreign-exchange students attending school in Scottsdale are invited to a “Welcome to Scottsdale” party planned Sept. 20 at Arcadia High School. The photo above is from the 2014 event. (Submitted photo)

The Junior Board of Scottsdale Sister Cities is hosting the party to help the students make friends and feel welcome in the community, which is foreign to them.

The party will be held 1-3 p.m. Sept. 20 at Arcadia High School.

Admission is free to all high school foreign exchange students.

The students are invited to bring a food dish or item that represents their home country. There will be ice breakers, games, and activities to allow the students to meet one another and to meet Scottsdale area students who have a global interest. They will be able to sample food from all over the world.

The Junior Board of Scottsdale Sister Cities is composed of high school leaders from six area high schools who promote international awareness and know-how at their schools and in their community.

They are each chosen by their school’s International Club to provide city-wide coordination of global outreach of students. For more information on the Junior Board and International Clubs, visit Facebook: Students of Scottsdale Sister Cities.

Scottsdale Sister Cities manages the seven sister-city relationships for the City of Scottsdale: Alamos, Sonora, Mexico; Cairns, Queensland, Australia; Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Interlaken, Switzerland; Haikou, Hainan, China; Marrakech, Morocco; and Uasin Gishu, Kenya.

Several members of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale serve as Scottsdale Sister Cities adult leaders/volunteers. The local Rotary Club also sponsors two in-bound and two out-bound Rotary International Exchange students, all from Scottsdale high schools.


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