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German, PHS students meet thanks to USO outreach initiative

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office, Carola Meusel
Stuttgart, Germany | March 20, 2014

Twenty-one eighth-grade German students from the Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium in Bad Cannstatt visited Patch High School as part of a school outreach program Feb. 25.

The event, initiated by the United Service Organizations Stuttgart, aimed to bring German and American students together to learn about each other’s culture, the differences between the two school systems and above all, to make friends, according to Luisa Abaygar, the USO’s programs and volunteer coordinator and main organizer of the outreach.

“The USO is always trying to engage in programs that involve Germans since we wish to partner with the host nation,” Abaygar said. “The Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium was open to the student exchange, and we’re hoping to continue this partnership in the long run.”

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