From December 2013 through June 2014 over 120 students from Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School and Miami Beach Senior High School took part in the US - Russian Peer to Peer Program designed to foster personal contact and communication between American and Russian students. Joint US-Russia teams  developed ideas for tourism related businesses in their cities. 

In June, the top two student teams were selected and hosted each other in their respective cities in July. As part of this amazing program, seven Russian students, their teacher and principal spent the first week of July learning about tourism in Miami while visiting some of Miami's greatest destinations. Then, on July 14th, seven students and their teacher from Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School departed Miami and spent an unbelievable week in Moscow.

The students and teachers from both countries learned many new things about each others cities, cultures and tourism programs but even more importantly, made new life long friends.