Mesa Youth Ambassadors Exchange

Mesa youth ambassadors

The Mesa Youth Ambassadors Exchange programme is an opportunity to grow the world-view of our young people, allowing them to make better-informed decisions about their future. Two young people and their families are selected to host two young people from Mesa in Arizona, USA and in exchange the two Upper Hutt young people spend time learning about life in Arizona.

This collaborative exchange programme between Upper Hutt City Council and the Mesa Sister Cities Association promotes  international friendships and an increased sense of identity through exploring culture and diversity on an international scale.

Due to Covid-19 international travel restrictions currently in place, Council postponed its 2020 and 2021 exchanges. The programme has been suspended until further notice.

For more information, please contact Sue Colville, Team Leader of the Community Development team on: 04 527 2798 or email


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