Student Exchange Program

Sister Cities Bariloche
Sister Cities Bariloche

Bariloche (Argentina) and Aspen (Co, USA) student Exchange programs

Program basis and conditions:

1. Students of 1st and 2nd High School year can participate in the short exchange program and students that are starting their 5th High School year can participate in the extended exchange program.
2. The extended exchange program ranges from January to March and participants must attend school in Aspen, fulfilling school requirements and attending school activities normally.
3. The public or private schools interested in the participation of their students in this program must integrate the Executive Committee, attending to its meetings and events.
4. To qualify in first instance the local schools candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Fill in the personal data sheet and write a personal letter to the Executive Committee informing his/her interest to participate in the Exchange program.
  • Have an average of at least 7 (seven) in the qualifications of all academic subjects.
  • Not have any pending exams from previous or current school year subjects.
  • Have a good behavior record, both in or out of school.
  • Have a good discipline record.
  • Not have a relevant school absence record.
  • Have qualities of an ambassador, recognized by his/her teachers and by the program interview results.
  • 5. The selected students and their families must be willing to accept and host a boy or girl from Aspen, as well as to participate in all program events and meetings.
    6. The schools will be responsible for the first selection of potential candidates.
    7. The second selection will be supervised by the Education subcommittee, integrated by the representatives of the exchange program participating schools.
    8. Finally, the Bariloche Sister Cities Committee is the instance that holds the last word and right of decision in all cases
    9. To travel, the selected students must pay an administration membership fee for every Bariloche –Aspen Sister Cities program in which they participate.
    10. They also will have to cover the costs of an obligatory travel health insurance, in accordance with indications of the education subcommittee, all USA Visa processing costs and fees as well as all involved travelling costs from Bariloche to Aspen and back.
    11. They will have to present a complete medical history record sheet, fulfilled and signed by the family physician.

    Students compromises:

    I understand that my participation in the Exchange program with Aspen is a privilege and that I must represent my family, my school, my club and my community as an ambassador, condition that allows me to be part of an exchange program delegation. Keeping this in mind, I promise to:

    • A. Accept and obey all rules and procedures of the Sister Cities Committee.
    • B. Accept and obey all rules and procedures given to me by the subcommittee of the program in which I participate.
    • C. Accept and obey all indications received from my professors, hosting family and delegation escorts.
    • D. Actively participate in all sporting and cultural programed events, as well in all those considered important by the exchange organizers.
    • E. Comply with the established schedules for all kinds of activities during travels and permanence in Aspen.
    • F. Dully respect my hosting family coexistence rules, for I’m his/her guest.
    • G. I fully understand and accept the prohibition to smoke, drink alcoholic beverages and use any kind of drugs during the whole program period.
    • H. Participate in all mandatory activities, except in case of sickness or other reasons justified by the hosting family.
    • I. In case of physical inactivity, due to injuries or sickness, I commit myself to accept other alternative activities, which should not disturb the normal accomplishment of the hosting family activities.
    • J. Finally, the hosting city Committee is fully authorized to repatriate me to my country, should I fail to dully comply with these rules.

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