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NWSE Activity Guide Part 5 and Contest Winners

May 13 2020

Dear NWSE Community,

We are so proud of all of you for working together and making these challenging times a positive experience! You have created close bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime.

This week’s newsletter updates you about the NWSE fundraising campaign, suggests more fun ideas for activities, and – what you’ve been waiting for – announces the winners of the NWSE Video & TikTok contest!

Fundraising Update – Join our Campaign to Support Future NWSE Exchange Students!

On April 24th, we reached out to the NWSE community across the globe and launched our first big fundraising campaign due to the impact the coronavirus situation has had on our programs.

In that short time, generous members of the NWSE community have donated a total of $5,950 to support our on-going mission to provide life-changing cultural exchange experiences to deserving high school students from around the world. We appreciate your support so much!

Please continue to help us reach our fundraising goal by donating an amount of your choice, and sharing our GoFundMe campaign within your personal networks. Thank you again, from all of us at NWSE!

Announcing the Winners of NWSE’s Video and TikTok Contest!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a video to the NWSE Video and TikTok Contest! Your submissions demonstrated impressive creativity and positivity! After careful consideration and review we are excited to announce the winners!

1st place – Pia from Germany
Pia won a $50 Amazon.com gift card for showing us all the fun ways she and her host family are spending time during school closures in Idaho.
Watch her video here!

2nd place – Zhixing “Grace” from China
Zhixing won a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card for her awesome dance moves in the beautiful Utah environment.
Watch her video here!

3rd place – Danai from Kazakhstan
Danai won a $25 Amazon.com Gift Card for creating music in the most creative way while on his exchange in Texas.
Watch his video here!

Virtual Field Trips

Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Visit the sweeping vistas of the famously steep, jagged geologic formations in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Gunnison National Park
Take a deep breath while picturing yourself hiking along trails at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Take a guided tour through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Visit the Circus!

Cirque du Soleil
The world-famous Cirque du Soleil offers an escape from everyday life through the delight of their shows. Full shows and background videos are available for free!

Make your own Outfits!

Learn to Sew Online!
With free sewing classes for beginners

Please send us an email to let us know which activity was your favorite this past week or send us new suggestions for our next activity guide! Also, post them to our NWSE Facebook page and tag us in your Instagram photos and stories if you would like to share directly with the NWSE community.

Best wishes,
Your NWSE Team

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