The Pleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City group is starting the 2011 selection process for its 27th Student Exchange Program.
Interested teens can meet for more information at lunchtime at the Spanish Club location for their school. The meeting for Amador Valley High will take place Wednesday, Feb. 9; the Foothill group will meet Monday, Feb. 7.
In addition, there will be informational meetings for interested students and their parents at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the School District Office, and at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Amador. Parents and teens can attend either meeting.
To be eligible, students must be at least 15 years old, a sophomore or junior in high school, and have taken a minimum of two years of Spanish. Once a student meets those requirements, he or she goes through an extensive interview process that is judged on a point-scale.
Five students chosen from Pleasanton will travel to Tulancingo, Mexico, and live for several weeks with the families of their Mexican counterparts, who in turn will travel to Pleasanton. While in each other's homes they see the local sites and are treated to parties and cultural experiences.
The Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association's 28th official visit to Tulancingo will take place this year from April 7-13. For more information, call 846-2966 or visit PTSCA.org.