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Council Ambassador – Steve Brandau
Chairs – Lisa Murray and Linda Ginise
Exchange Coordinators - 
Dana Johnson
Megan Walls


Come to Münster!

Student Exchange

Student Ambassadors

The Official Fresno Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program will send Fresno County high school students to Fresno’s Sister City of Münster during the Summer vacation period.

This program provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their perception of the world while offering them an enriching summer exchange experience.

Students will live with a pre-selected student of the same sex & age in a host family who speaks English for one month.

The Student Ambassadors will leave Fresno as a group inJune 2016.

About Münster

Münster lies in the North-Rhine in the rich Westphalia region of Germany that borders on the Netherlands.

Amsterdam is two hours away to the NW and two hours to the S is Frankfurt.

Like Fresno, it's flat or gently rolling terrain is perfectly situated to explore the area's 100 medieval water castles by bike thru connected green beltways.

Münster is known as “The Bicycle Capital of Europe”. A Promenade rings the old city center of Münster and is now a large tree-lined bike path that traces along the site of this ancient city's wall.

The students will be taken on many tours; including Berlin to see historic sights and the remains of The Wall.

You'll find that most people speak English in Münster, because the schools in this area start teaching English in the first grade, becoming more intensive throughout high school.

Exchange Opportunities

Fresno County High School and College Students have a unique opportunity to visit 's Official Sister City of Münster, during the Summer Break.

Students may choose to take a 4 or 6-week immersion course, while being hosted in a Münster student's home. Students go over in a group in June and pay approximately $2,000 which includes RT airfare, language course and tours.

Non-language students may also apply for a home stay exchange. All exchange participants must host a student coming to Fresno in return, in late August. Münster students will go to high school with our students for 5 weeks.

Scholarship Program

To learn about available scholarships, visit our Scholarship Program page.

PayPal Initial Deposit
Click on the PayPal link to pay your $135.00 initial deposit to the Fresno Münster Sister Cities Youth Exchange
2015 Exchange

Our 2015 exchange was a success! We had a great time exploring Germany and America.  The Berlin trip was full of walking tours and History Museums.  The students were in awe of the old architecture and history; it was like looking through your AP European History text book!  In California, we went to Magic Mountain, Yosemite, and San Francisco.  Megan Walls, one of the coordinators of the exchange, made a video of the trip in Germany.  Enjoy!

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