Facts and Information

  • 2015 is the 30th year of the PTSCA Youth Exchange Program.

  • Over 170 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 • Stoneridge Mall • Oakland A’s baseball game • Independence Celebration at the Wayside Park • Fireworks on July 4th • 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 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 at Teotihuacan • See Mariachis in the Town Square • Shopping in Real del Monte • Tour 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 • 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.

Questions?  Please call Ann Angst at 925.600-7941 or Diane Van Wagner 925.549-1679