The first student exchange between Strasbourg and Boston took place in 1984. It was initiated by the "Association Alsace - Etats-Unis" and has been developing since then, as a result of the collaboration between the City of Boston, the City of Strasbourg and the Sister-city associations in both cities. More than 300 students from Strasbourg and Boston have been able to discover another way of life and to improve their knowledge of a foreign language thanks to this exchange organized each summer alternately in each town.
Quotes from past participants
“…The opportunity to participate in the high school exchange in
“… I have learned that language barriers are irrelevant when it comes to friendship. I have learned to embrace and appreciate cultural differences and to step out of my own comfort zone, because without a sense of adventure, who knows what kinds of triumphs and fullness of life might be lost…”