Applications Being Accepted For Youth Exchange Program
Four High School Students Will Be Chosen to Spend a Week in Canada

FRANKLIN, TN ‐ Applications are currently being accepted for the Sister Cities of
Franklin and Williamson County Youth Exchange Program with Carleton Place, Ontario
Canada. The exchange is scheduled for 25 May to 1 June and is open to current
freshmen, sophomores and juniors residing or attending high school in Williamson
County (public or private). Interested students may receive an application on the Sister
Cities website,, or by contacting Mike Thompson at .

Four students will be chosen based on essay questions, community involvement, and
personal interview. Students will be accompanied by chaperones throughout the trip.
Students will stay with host families that have been approved by Carleton Place’s Sister
City Board. Students will take part in school activities as well as tour Carleton Place and
surrounding areas (including Ottawa). Students and their families will then host the
students from Carleton Place in Franklin in August following school opening. Costs
include a $600 fee to help defray transportation expenses. Students will need a valid
passport to travel to Canada.

Applications are due no later than 15 March. They can be returned to Sister Cities (PO
Box 977, Franklin, TN 37065) or by e-mail to

Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County is committed to building global
relationships, to sharing cultural and educational experiences, and to inspiring economic
growth within our community. The relationship with Carleton Place, Franklin’s first Sister
City, was established in 2004. This will be the ninth Youth Exchange between Carleton
Place and Franklin.

For more information, please contact Mike Thompson at