Sister Cities Recommendation Form
Please comment on the student's suitability to participate in Columbia Association's Sister Cities High School Student Exchange in July 2020. This is a summer home-stay, reciprocal exchange that includes travel to and living in France or Spain. It is a language and cultural immersion program.

During the first half of the exchange, each participating Howard County student will spend approximately two weeks living with a French/Spanish student and their family in Europe. During the second half of the exchange, each student will host their French/Spanish counterpart here in Howard County for approximately two weeks. For more information, visit

We greatly appreciate your time in filling out the form below to tell us about this student with respect to the Sister Cities High School Student Exchange program. Recommendations are due by March 2, 2020.

If you have a question or need more information, please email the Sister Cities Program Manager at or call 410-715-3162.
Columbia Association's Sister Cities High School Student Exchange with Cergy-Pontoise (France) & Tres Cantos (Spain)
1. Student's first and last name *
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2. Which program is the student applying to:
3. First and last name of person providing recommendation *
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4. Please provide your email address, in case we need to follow up.
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5A. What high school does the student attend? *
5B. If "Other private school," please provide name.
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6A. Your relationship to the student *
6B. If "Other," please describe how you know the student.
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7. Length of time you've known the student. *
8. What level of French/Spanish is the student in? *
9A. Please rate the student's French/Spanish speaking skills. *
9B. Comments (optional):
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10A. Rate the student's French/Spanish comprehension skills - related to their class level. *
10B. Comments (optional):
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11A. Rate the student's degree of maturity and responsibility. *
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12. Briefly, please tell us why you think the student is a good candidate for this international exchange program (you can comment on interests, personality, travel experience, flexibility, adaptability, openness to new experiences). *
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Thank you very much for completing this recommendation form. If you have any additional comments, you can write them below. Be sure to click "SUBMIT"!
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