Every student and teacher at Bend International School will be matched up with a partner in Tlaquepaque, Mexico. They will exchange ideas, share projects, and communicate throughout the year. Classes may develop websites, upload videos , and collaborate together on projects. The middle school will travel to Mexico for a one week stay, to work with our Sister School students on community service based learning projects that are tied to curricular goals. The following year, students from Tlaquepaque will travel to Bend, OR, do homestays with our students’ families, and participate in local community service based learning projects here. Students will build real-world friendships and international understandings through this project.