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Students ‘study abroad’ with immigrant families in their own communities
By Max Nesterak
“This story didn’t need a strong pitch because it’s immediately clear why it’s so interesting. There’s a new, one-of-a-kind cultural exchange program in Minneapolis that has students “study abroad” with their immigrant neighbors rather than travel to far-off countries.
I followed Armand Melk-Johnson, a 15 year-old student at Minnehaha Academy, during some of his stay with Alicia and her two children. Alicia, originally from Peru, is living in the United States without legal authorization.
It was remarkable to see this program, City Stay, bring together people who live just miles apart but would not otherwise cross paths.”
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