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Krakow

Taylor requested, via email, that we provide a short update regarding Krakow. At the moment, they have very little free time and very limited internet access. Here is a short summary of the focus of their time in this great city…..

The final phase of the US Poland Parliamentary Exchange program occurs in Krakow. The US students will again be reunited with their Polish host ’siblings’, with the main focus of their time spent on a Community Service Project Competition. This competition is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Foundation  “The students will create and write a competitive Community Service Project Proposal that includes school and/or community volunteers to be implemented in the Polish host community for the benefit of the community.”

The Krakow schedule is extremely full, consisting largely of workshops to implement this program.

Coincidentally, also occurring in Krakow this weekend is  the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Community of Democracy. This celebration includes a gathering of Foreign Affairs Ministers from around the world that will attend the High Level Democracy Meeting to discuss current challenges to democracy. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is among the featured guests, along with representatives from 75 countries.

This amazing experience is nearing it’s end. The students are scheduled to depart Krakow and return to the USA on the 5th. This is sure to be bittersweet as they must again say goodbye to their host siblings, and the wonderful country of Poland.

Thank you for visiting Taylor’s blog. I am confident she will provide more details/photos on her visit to Krakow soon.

Happy 4th of July weekend!

Rick

(The photos are from Warsaw earlier this week…We have not received any uploads from Krakow due to the busy schedule)

 

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