The town Ann Arbor in Michigan was co-founded by Swabian emigrants in 1824. It created an official partnership with the university town of Tübingen on November 17th 1965. The „Amerika-Haus“ in Tübingen (d.a.i.) and the Association of Ann Arbor Swabians were very active in their support to bring this about. An exchange program has been offered to all pupils in Tübingen every two years since 1987. Reciprocal visits and a lively exchange among artists cultivate the relationship.