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Ann Arbor Public Schools Want To Increase District's Foreign Exchange Student Program

Mar 1, 2016

Credit courtesy AAPS / Ann Arbor Public Schools


Ann Arbor Public Schools will vote on expanding the district's student exchange program next fall.



The proposal will bring high school students from China to Ann Arbor next September, eventually growing to 200 students per year.

Under the plan, each student will pay about $10,000 per year to attend Ann Arbor Public Schools.  Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the goal is to give students a global experience.  

She says,

“Our strategy...is really about developing our students cross-cultural experiences, competencies, and confidence that better prepare them to work and participate in a global community.”

The Ann Arbor Board of Education will vote on the proposal on Wednesday, March 9.

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