Facts and Information

  • 2016 is the 32nd year of the PTSCA Youth Exchange Program.

  • Over 140 American Youth Ambassadors have traveled to Tulancingo

  • We hold a ¡Buen viaje! (bon voyage) picnic with the whole association invited the day before our ambassadors leave in July

  • The Pleasanton Rotary has provided Mexican and American Ambassadors with tickets to the Alameda County Fair for over ten years

  • The Exchange was started by Señor Bob Athenour, just two years after the PTSCA was formed. Señor Bob taught Spanish at Amador Valley High School for twenty-five years and is still a regular visitor to Exchange events

Summer Activities in California during Recent Programs**

Pizza at Gay Nineties in Pleasanton • Welcome Party • Field trip to Sacramento -- VIP tour of Capitol & Old Sacramento - Lunch at Annie’s Saloon • Midnight Bowling in Livermore • Field trip to San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Chinatown, Twin Peaks, Grace Cathedral, Pier 39 • Day at Lake Del Valle • Surfing Class in Santa Cruz • Stoneridge Mall • Oakland A’s baseball game • Independence Celebration at the Wayside Park • Fireworks on July 4th • Camping • Alameda County Fair & Fireworks • Field trip to Pt Lobos S.P., Monterey and Aquarium • City Hall tour and meet the mayor • Bike ride on Iron Horse Trail (25 miles) • Boomers - miniature golf and Go-Karts • Hike on the Pleasanton Ridge •  Rotary lunches at Rotary North and/or Rotary Downtown • Ice cream social with Señor Bob • Movie nights • Muir Woods • Disneyland • Union Square • Pool parties • Farewell BBQ

Summer Activities in Mexico during Recent Programs**

Visit the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon at Teotihuacan • See Mariachis in the Town Square • Shopping in Real del MonteTour City Hall and meet Tulancingo's President (Mayor) • Visit one of the Mexican resorts for a weekend • Visit Pachuca • Eat guadaholes • Become a new family member • Attend class in one of the Tulancingo high schools for a few days • Professional Soccer Game or tour National Soccer Museum • Tour Mexico City and see the National Anthropological Museum • City Night Bike Ride

** We do not do every function or every activity every year (nor does the Sister City Association in Mexico).  The organizations covers all expenses for program coordinated activities (text in green) other activities are undertaken by the families.  Not every family participates in every activity based on vacations, special situations, and preferences. We do ask families to car-pool and chaperone. 

Questions?  Please call Diane Van Wagner 925.549-1679