Exchange students from Waldkirch, Germany, discussed environmental issues with their American hosts during this year's exchange between Newburyport HS, MA, and their home school. Their dialogue earned appraisal from city officials as well as their teachers: "This program was great for the students to see the differences in the way things are done in foreign countries. In Europe, many people, including adults, ride bikes when Americans seem to drive," says Molly Ettenborough, Newburyport's director of recycling and renewable energy. The American host teacher, Graciela Cummins, agrees: "It's valuable for our young people to know they are not alone. If they know students in Germany and other countries are working for a better environment, it will encourage them as they get older." Learn more about their 2017 exchange here!