Hendersonville Sister Cities is awarding a total of $4,000 to five local students through its annual “Hendersonville Student Ambassador" Travel Scholarship.

Forrest McClure, 21, is a History and French double-major at UNC–Greensboro, has spent an entire academic year at Université de Rennes.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 4, 2019) – Launching its second year of “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarships, Hendersonville Sister Cities is inviting local students aged 16-26 interested in studying internationally to a free “Study Abroad Scholarship Drop-In” on Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Appalachian Coffee Company. Students who attend the information session will be entered to win a gift card for coffee.

At the Drop-In, students and...

This is the third 2018 Hendersonville Student Ambassador profile in a series of five monthly spotlights published in the Times-News. 

Amman, Jordan, doesn’t seem like a destination most American college students would visit the last summer before their senior y

ear. Then again, Maggie McKenzie isn’t your average college student.

Double-majoring in French and Arabic at UNC–Chapel Hill, 21-year-old McKenzie is spending nine weeks of her last summer as a college stude...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2018) – Hendersonville Sister Cities has won Sister Cities International’s 2018 “Innovation Award for Youth & Education” for cities with populations under 25,000, for the organization’s inaugural "Hendersonville Student Ambassador" Travel Scholarship program.

The awards competition, open to over 500 sister city programs nationwide, recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and community sister city programs that are prom...

This is the second 2018 Hendersonville Student Ambassador profile in a series of five monthly spotlights published in the Times-News.

Rachel Raasch, 20, began planning some of her major life goals during her years at West Henderson High, where she fell in love with journalism and the Medici family of Florence, Italy.


She’d known from an early age she had to make it to Italy eventually, since her great-gr...

This is the first 2018 Hendersonville Student Ambassador profile in a series of five monthly spotlights published in the Times-News.

Katie Farina, 20, has called the Blue Ridge Mountains home since she was six years old, and grew up cherishing the wildlife around her. This month, she’s trading her backyard mountain views for the Peruvian Andes and studying the biodiversity of the Amazon.

And, it’ll be the first time in her life she travels internationally.


In the organization’s inaugural “Hendersonville Student Ambassador” Travel Scholarship program, Hendersonville Sister Cities announced today it is awarding a total of $3,000 to five Henderson County students studying abroad during the 201

8 Summer, 2018 Fall, and 2019 Spring semesters.

Katie Farina, 20, an Environmental Sciences & Sustainability major/Spanish minor at UNC–Greensboro, will be spending 5 weeks at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Cusco, Peru...

Hendersonville Sister Cities (HSC) is inviting local students aged 13-18 to participate in its third annual art and writing contest, as part of the organization’s participation in the international Young Artists & Authors Showcase (YAAS) hosted annually by Sister Cities International.

Locally, HSC will accept student artwork, photography, film, and writing through March 29, and display the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners and 10 finalists in a traveling showcase a...

Celebrating Hendersonville Sister Cities’ 10th anniversary and officially launching the organization’s student travel scholarship program, HSC is hosting “Italian Inspirations,” an evening of Italian opera and cuisine, at the Champion Hills Club on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The ticketed event will include Italian fare and opera by Amici Music, in honor of Hendersonville’s Sister City of Verbania, Italy. Featuring Amanda Horton (soprano), John Kaneklides (tenor), Jonatha...

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