China Trip (July 2016)

SOS led a group of 27 student ambassadors on a cultural exchange program to China. The students explored Beijing, Shanghai, and San Antonio’s Sister City, Wuxi. SOS first stopped in Shanghai, where they got to see the Shanghai and Pearl Tower, take in the beauty of the Yu Garden, and participate in a silk weaving workshop. They then made their way to our Sister City, Wuxi, to visit and interact with students from the Golden Bridge Middle School, see the Lingshan Grand Buddha, and serve at a school for special needs. After visiting Wuxi, SOS traveled to Beijing. They explored the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, and hiked the Great Wall of China. This trip was a huge success and our students learned a lot! For more information, please visit the Pengyou Blog on our website.

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Costa Rica Trip (June 2016)

Our first group of travelers have recently returned home from Costa Rica ! They had the opportunity to visit Poás Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, Lake Arenal, and many more beautiful locations in Costa Rica. SOS travelers also planted trees in the rainforest of Guanacaste and served at the Escuela Cañas Dulces. The trip was amazing and was a great way to kick off a summer of service and traveling for SOS! Pura Vida!

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Sister Cities Conference (June 15, 2016)

SOS was honored to be recognized by the City of San Antonio and by the Sister Cities International Organization last night! We have 27 Student Ambassadors visiting Wuxi, China this summer and we are leading a group of 13 students from San Antonio to the SCI Youth Conference in Washington, DC! So proud of our kids for their dedication and commitment to citizen diplomacy!