Münster lies in the North-Rhine in the rich Westphalia region of Germany that borders on the Netherlands.
Amsterdam is two hours away to the NW and two hours to the S is Frankfurt.
Like Fresno, it's flat or gently rolling terrain is perfectly situated to explore the area's 100 medieval water castles by bike thru connected green beltways.
Münster is known as “The Bicycle Capital of Europe”. A Promenade rings the old city center of Münster and is now a large tree-lined bike path that traces along the site of this ancient city's wall.
The students will be taken on many tours; including Berlin to see historic sights and the remains of The Wall.
You'll find that most people speak English in Münster, because the schools in this area start teaching English in the first grade, becoming more intensive throughout high school.
The City of Fresno's official partnership with Münster started in 1985 when Mayor Ted Wills signed the agreement for a free reciprocal hosting program to include both students and adults.
The Official Fresno Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Exchange Program will send Fresno County high school students to Fresno’s Sister City of Münster during the Summer vacation period.
This program provides students with a unique opportunity to broaden their perception of the world while offering them an enriching summer exchange experience.
Students will live with a pre-selected student of the same sex & age in a host family who speaks English for one month.
Fresno County High School and College Students have a unique opportunity to visit 's Official Sister City of Münster, during the Summer Break.
Students go over in a group in June for 5 weeks and pay approximately $2,200, which includes RT airfare, a hosted home stay, a 4 day tour of Berlin, and other activities.
Non-German language students may also apply for a home stay exchange. All exchange participants must host a student coming to Fresno in return, in late August. Münster students will attend their student host's high school for 5 weeks.
Please click here to download a copy of the application form.
Please click here to see Germany's exchange students' experience in Fresno.