Educational Exchanges

Over the thirty plus years of the Greater Portland - Archangel sister-city committee, hundreds of citizens from Maine and Northern Russia have visited their respective sister-cities.  Many trips had a particular theme, such as the visits by high school students, where traveling students went to school with their host brother or sister and attended special educational classes for the visitors.  In addition, high school students have been involved  in other projects, including photography and essay competitions.

 

Beyond student exchanges we have had a teacher exchange, university level exchange and a basketball exchange in partnership with Project Harmony (PH) International. Some exchanges have been virtual, using either Skype or Zoom to connect students and professionals.

 

In November (2020) we received a copy of a school newsletter produced by students in School #21 (an English language focused school), which has exchanged students and teachers  several times with Westbrook High School.  That newsletter can be viewed here.