With the assistance of Citizens Diplomacy International and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs is participating in a Sister Cities High School Exchange Program with Michuhol Foreign Language High School from Philadelphia’s sister city of Incheon, South Korea during the 2019-2020 academic year. When visiting each other’s respective schools and cities, students will host one another in their family homes, attend classes together, and participate in a variety of extracurricular programs and field trips. Last week week, during Michuhol’s visit to Bodine, students not only attended classes with one another, but they also participated in after-school clubs and activities, attended a World Affairs Council expert speaker program on “Korea: Politics, Culture, and K-Pop,” visited locations around the city such as Old City, the Museum of the American Revolution, University of Pennsylvania, City Hall, Liberty One Observation Deck, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and traveled to Washington, D.C. Students are also working together on a research/advocacy project and will continue to work on this project together remotely throughout the school year. Each team of students chose a United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal and will then create advocacy projects aimed at solving an issue related to their SDG in their schools and communities. Bodine students will travel to Michuhol in June 2020. The Sister Cities High School Exchange Program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their worldview, participate in cultural diplomacy, gain knowledge about current events and international affairs, and further prepare themselves to be active and successful global citizens of the world.
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