The Australia Sister City Program expands the educational component of the Sister City Agreement between Costa Mesa, CA, United States and Wyndham, Victoria, Australia. Participants in the program learn to appreciate and respect another culture while living with Australian familes and attending high school. The program provides a unique opportunity for the student to become a global citizen. The students experience first hand that "The World is Our Classroom". The Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program was established in 1997 and students began participating in the program in 2005. Each January, Estancia High School receives a delegation from our Sister School, Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, in Wyndham, Australia and sends a delegation to Australia each July.
What does it take to be a youth ambassador?
- Must be a current Sophomore or Junior to apply
- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Must have parental permission to apply (signature required)
- Must be able to make a one-year commitment to the program if selected as a Youth Ambassador
- Must have support and involvement from parents
- Must be willing to participate in fundraising activities that benefit both Youth Ambassadors and the program overall
2016 Estancia Delegation
Pictured from left to right: Linda Tenno, Liliana Garcia, Jim Brown, Pauline Nguyen, Samantha Haynes, Lauren Weisser, Liam Jason, Ginger Collins
2015 Estancia Delegation
Pictured from left to right: Jonathan Andrade, Andy Palomo, Tayler Douglass, Ana Navarro, Brandi White, McKenna Covey, and Luke Hume.
2014 Estancia Delegation
Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Jennifer Atkins, Alex Adkisson, Jacob Mullison, Laura Belle Morel, Joe Hume, Eliza Jason, Chris Perez, Morgan Miller, Emma Wexler, Mr. Hayato Yuuki.
2013 Estancia Delegation
Pictured from left to right: Jeremy Lawrence, Jackie Hubbard, Jackson Letterman, Rhiannon Parker, Abby Griffith, Jennifer Alejandre, Sterling Gates, and Alyssa McKay.