Youth Commission – Make New Friends Coimbra – Discover a new Self through Old World Europe Izumo – Lifelong Relationships With People and Places An Opportunity to Share Your World

Youth Commission – Make New Friends

Posted by admin 07 Oct 2011 Comments Off on Youth Commission – Make New Friends

The SCSCA Youth Commission is open to all high school students living in or going to a school in Santa Clara. Currently there are SCA student clubs at Wilcox High School and Santa Clara High School. High school students participate in cultural-exchange and fund-raising events through SCSCA, meet other students and members of the community interested in new cultures, get involved in community service, and gain opportunity for internships!  Youth Commissioners facilitate planning and hosting of our guests from our sister cities – Izumo (Japan) and Coimbra (Portugal).The SCSCA Youth Commission meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Headen-Inman House, these meetings give opportunity to the youth to develop thRaj iPhone 041615 850eir leadership skills.

Please click the following link to be member of Youth Commission:

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Coimbra – Discover a new Self through Old World Europe

Posted by admin 06 Oct 2011 Comments Off on Coimbra – Discover a new Self through Old World Europe

Coimbra is a city in Portugal, former capital of the country during the first dynasty period and home to the University of Coimbra, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world and one of the oldest in Europe.

The city contains important archeological remains of structures dating from the time when it was the Roman town of Aeminium. This remarkable European destination is ideal for anyone that wants to make their dreams of making history a reality of the present.

Coimbra was Santa Clara’s first Sister City beginning in 1972.

Students participate in exchanges that occur alternately. One year, a group of students are selected to travel to Coimbra to stay with a Portuguese student in their home. The following year, an equivalent group of Portuguese students will arrive in Santa Clara to participate in the same cultural exchange with our students.

“Coimbra is the kind of place that stays with you forever – the quaint cafes, the cobblestone streets, the smell of the city just after it rains… Whenever I see a picture of Coimbra it all comes back to me. But more than anything, I will never the people, who took me in with open arms, and showed me a kind of hospitality I never knew existed in the human race.” – Cyrus S. Coimbra Exchange class of 2008″

Izumo – Lifelong Relationships With People and Places

Posted by admin 06 Oct 2011 Comments Off on Izumo – Lifelong Relationships With People and Places

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Izumo is a city located in Shimane prefecture, Japan. Izumo is known for Izumo soba noodles and the Izumo Taisha Shinto shrine, the oldest shinto shrine in Japan. Izumo Dome is a venue located just north of the city proper. It has the distinction of being Japan’s largest wooden building, at 49 metres high and 143 metres in diameter. It is used for sports and events such as baseball games and soccer matches, as well as for other events including sumo. It is a prominent symbol of Izumo, and can be seen from a distance from the train passing towards Hamada.

An Opportunity to Share Your World

Posted by admin 05 Oct 2011 Comments Off on An Opportunity to Share Your World

Gather your friends to join in on hosting our many exchange students that come to visit every year.