Attention, 10th and 11th graders at Tuscaloosa’s Paul W. Bryant, Central and Northridge High Schools: are you a leader at your school and fascinated by Japanese culture? If so, application materials are available NOW at the Principal’s or Counselor’s office for the chance to represent your school, your city, and the USA in Tuscaloosa’s Japanese Sister City, Narashino, Japan in June 2014!
Delegates selected will travel to Japan for two weeks, live with host families, and visit Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and historic Nara, Japan. It’s a CHANCE OF A LIFETIME opportunity to travel internationally with your peers and a fully escorted, well-organized and extraordinary exchange! For more information, contact your school’s office or the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International office at (205) 343-0100. Delegates will be selected soon, so don’t wait – you could be traveling to Japan in 2014!
Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International is seeking nominations for the 2013 Dean Paul Garner International Friendship Award for contributions to the improvement in international relations/friendship. The award is named for Paul Garner, longtime Dean and Dean Emeritus of the School of Business at the University of Alabama. Dean Garner was a charter member of the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities program and remained a member until his death. He is remembered for his tireless efforts to improve and maintain international relations over his lifetime. Each year the Garner Award recognizes an individual or group that best exemplifies Dr. Garner’s contributions to improve international relations and friendships. Former recipients of the award are UA professor Ed Moseley, Rainer Albright Jamison, Tom and Virginia Joiner, Tuscaloosa’s International Friends, Dr. Charles and Flora Barnes, Ron and Judith Sawyer, Mayor Alvin DuPont, Dr. Malcolm Portera and Koichi Yamane, Dr. Chad Hilton, Dr. Marilyn Emplaincourt, Drs. Phillip and Bunnie LaMoreaux, Greg and Verna Madrid, David and Linda Ford, and Mayor Walt Maddox and the Tuscaloosa City Council.
DEAN PAUL GARNER INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AWARD NOMINATION FORM
Name & Address of Nominee:
Name & e-mail address of Person Making Nomination:
Reasons for nomination (be as specific as possible; use additional sheets if necessary):
Please return by March 1, 2013 to: Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International 1305 Greensboro Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Phone: (205) 343-0100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy this mini digital tour of Ghana, as seen through the eyes of the 15-member TSCI Delegation visiting our newest Sister Cities, Sunyani and Techiman. We visited the historic Cape Coast, Mole National Park, Brong Ahafo Region, Kumasi and Accra. Sincere thanks to our gracious and generous hosts in Sunyani and Techiman!
SPEND TWO WEEKS IN EUROPE IN JUNE 2013
$1500 Per Student
CHANCE of a LIFETIME
Fully escorted, includes round-trip airfare from Birmingham to Germany, 4-day side trip to Paris, France, and much more!
If you have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.8, no discipline issues or excessive tardies or absences, please come to the office to fill out an interest application!! All interest applications must be returned by October 1, 2012 to: Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International, 1305 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Qualified students will participate in a competitive selection process, and be required to submit a completed detailed application packet by November. Interviews will be held in December.
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INTEREST APPLICATION FORM:
Welcome to Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International. Our goal is to promote long-term, global people-to-people relationships through international leadership, friendship and understanding.
Since 1986, Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International has facilitated hundreds of productive partnerships through cultural, civic and educational exchanges.
Our Sister City relationships with Narashino, Japan, Schorndorf, Germany, and Sunyani-Techiman, Ghana continually enriches our community and its citizens, providing an avenue for the people in each city to develop friendly and mutually beneficial personal and professional relationships.