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Former Booker T. Washington High School Japanese Teacher Josh New leading BTW students on a trip to Tulsa’s Sister City of Utsunomiya, Japan.
Tulsa Global Alliance works with Tulsa area schools to coordinate educational exchanges between Tulsa students and students from our eight international Sister Cities.
Study Abroad Fair
Offered for middle and high school students to raise awareness of study abroad programs offered by Tulsa area schools as well as U.S. cultural exchange programs including The Fulbright Program. Participating students were also informed that many Rotary Clubs offer scholarships for study abroad. University representatives from OU-Tulsa, OSU-Tulsa, Rogers State, NSU and ORU all had tables and interacted with approximately 50 area students.
The next Study Abroad Fair is scheduled for 2020. Deadline to apply is January 25, 2020. Check back here later for more details.
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington High School has participated in exchanges of teachers and students with schools in four of Tulsa’s Sister Cities – Amiens, France; Beihai, China; Utsunomiya, Japan; and Zelenograd, Russia. TGA has assisted Booker T. by arranging local field trips for Sister City exchange students, scheduling meetings for them at City Hall, and purchasing travel insurance for outbound students. Booker T. Washington also hosts the annual Brazilian Youth Ambassador Program, funded by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Carver Middle School
Carver exchanges students and teachers with Amal Nofarim School in Tiberias, Israel, and the two schools conduct an annual video conference in May. TGA has arranged welcome events and cultural activities for Tiberias students when they visit Tulsa. Carver has also begun an exchange with a school in Amiens, France.
Edison Preparatory School
Edison exchanges students and teachers with Robert de Luzarches school in Amiens, and TGA has assisted Edison by arranging local field trips for Sister City exchange students, scheduling meetings for them at City Hall, and purchasing travel insurance for outbound students.
Riverfield Country Day School
Riverfield conducts a bi-annual student exchange with Kaiserin Auguste-Viktoria Gymnasium (KAVG) in Celle, Germany. Twenty KAVG students and two teachers visited Tulsa in September of 2019. TGA has arranged welcome events and cultural activities for KAVG students in Tulsa.
Union High School Career Connect
Recently, TGA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Union High School through the school’s Career Connect program. TGA will facilitate connections between Tulsa’s international business community for student internships, thereby providing junior and senior level students with practical business experience outside of school a few days per month.
Will Rogers College High and Junior High School
Will Rogers College High and Junior High School is preparing to organize an exchange with a school in Amiens, France.
Carver Middle School students enjoy their trip to Tiberias, Israel where they presented a gift—metal art created by Garden Deva
Tulsa Global Alliance’s Iraqi Young Leadership Exchange Program (IYLEP) was a journey full of insight, personal growth, and true friendships gained.
IYLEP taught me that distinct and even conflicting narratives of opinion can contribute so much to progress in terms of team building, an awareness not attainable in other ways. Moreover, IYLEP brought me the living example that boundaries are only obstacles in claim when different groups of people have bonded and shared memories.
Through my participation in Tulsa Global Alliance and IYLEP, I have gained the value of many close friends that I continue to talk to, despite being thousands of miles apart. Thanks so much to Tulsa Global Alliance for the opportunity!
—Shrea Tyagi, a Union High School Junior who participated in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) , summer 2019
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Apply for a Summer Digital Exchange Program!
If you're wondering how to participate in an exchange program in the age of social distancing, apply for a digital exchange with students in the Middle East and North Africa! World Learning, one of TGA's Washington-based partners, is looking for U.S. students to apply for this program, and the application deadline is May 20. This eight-week summer virtual experience funded by the U.S. Department of State and prepares participating students to be more civically engaged and lead change. You can find information at this link: https://www.experiment.org/digital/.
Tulsa Global Alliance's alumni are doing great things in the world after they visit Tulsa. A group of students who took part in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program volunteered at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and then established a food bank in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. The purpose of the trip was for the youth to learn about services that could help refugees and other displaced people in their country.
Said Past TGA Board Chair, Cathy Render, “This is a great example of how international exchange programs can inspire young visitors and change life focus. It’s great to know the Tulsa spirit of community service has made such a profound impact in the lives of these students and their local communities.”