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File #: 19-393    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/25/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action:
Title: Presentation by Santa Clara Sister Cities Association on Exchange Visit to Limerick, Ireland
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Presentation by Santa Clara Sister Cities Association on Exchange Visit to Limerick, Ireland

The Santa Clara Sister Cities Association (SCSCA) offers student-exchange program scholarships for Santa Clara students to visit Santa Clara's sister cities of Izumo, Japan; Coimbra, Portugal; or Limerick, Ireland. The SCSCA student-exchange program gives young individuals an opportunity to explore new cultures and to be more enriched through global exchanges around the world. The SCSCA student-exchange program offers the students an opportunity to work with the Santa Clara community, get involved in international exchange efforts, and visit and meet people in our sister cities.

On November 19, 2018, the SCSCA organized a student exchange trip to Limerick, Ireland, for four students serving on the SCSCA Youth Commission. SCSCA Board President Tedra Nikolai and SCSCA Vice President of Limerick Kavinder Grewal accompanied the students as trip chaperones.

SCSCA Board President Tedra Nikolai will attend the City Council meeting on behalf the SCSCA President to introduce the SCSCA Youth Commissioners who attended the exchange visit in Limerick, Ireland. During the presentation, the SCSCA Youth Commissioners will report on their recent exchange visit to Limerick, Ireland, share their experiences from the visit, and will encourage members of our community to become involved with SCSCA.

This is an information report only and no action is being taken by the City Council and no environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") is required.

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