While this information below regards our Mercer Island students' February 2015 Student Exchange experience, we are often asked how our Mercer Island Student Exchange trips work. Therefore, this information is posted as an example of a recent past exchange experience. Itinerary will vary on each student exchange. So while this trip itinerary is representative, each trip will be a individually created.
Mercer Island Sister City Association, in cooperation with Mercer Island High School, organized a trip to Thonon during the 2015 mid-winter break (February 13-23, 2015) for high school students. Mercer Island students stayed with host students in Thonon and learned about our sister city, its culture and everyday life, as well as participating in outings in the Thonon area. In October 2015, Thonon students visited Mercer Island and were hosted by families whose student they had hosted in February.