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Palo Alto and sister city Oaxaca celebrate 50th anniversary

Original post made on Jul 15, 2014

Palo Alto and its sister city Oaxaca have reached their 50-year milestone this summer, and officials with the two cities renewed their commitment in June.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 13, 2014, 7:37 AM

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Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I spent six weeks in Oaxaca in 1981 as part of the Sister Cites exchange. In those days 15 students from Palo Alto would go down, as a group. Fifteen students we each stayed with would come back with us, for another six weeks here, the whole summer casi, todo el verano.

Quite a summer. My exchange brother Memo came back here and stayed with my girlfriend and I in 2012; we were amazed at how little we had changed, either of us, in the ensuing 30 years.

Gracias a Nancy Shepherd y todos de Palo Alto para visitar nuestra familia de Oaxaca.


Posted by Question, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm

@Mark: is this program still in existence? There was one like it in Cupertino, with two sister cities: one in Recife, Brazil, and one in Copertino, Italy. Both were wonderful cross-cultural experiences, but paid for entirely by parents, though made possible by the city of Cupertino.

I would love to see more double-exchange programs in Palo Alto schools.

BTW, the one in Cupertino no longer exists, as the Asian majority parents put a stop to it in the early 2000's, unfortunately.


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