A rewarding global experience

Over the recent holidays, students in Years 7, 10 and 11 made their way to the other side of the globe.

Students Orlando, Eliza, Luca and Nina spent 6 weeks in Montpellier, France.
Klara and Noal travelled to Bad Salzuflen, Germany while Mischa travelled solo to Tokyo, Japan.

Director of Languages, Rosalba Genua-Petrovic said participating in an exchange trip can seem a daunting prospect, however, “the rewards that are to be gained are many and enduring.”

What students had to say about the experience:

Orlando: “We highly recommend the exchange program to students wanting to enhance their language skills for the HSC, whether you choose a beginner or continuers course. Not only did it allow us to improve our fluency, intonation, and vocabulary but also to experience a different culture and meet new people and make new friends.”

Eliza: “Visiting other cities in France was definitely a highlight for me. I was lucky enough to go to Paris for a week, spend Christmas in Dijon, go to Lyon for a day trip and the Alps where we skied.”

Noah: “In late November I set off on an exchange to Germany. In the beginning, my main motivation was to enhance my skills ahead of my HSC this year. However, shortly after arriving in Germany I realised that learning German would not be the thing that I would cherish most. I was very lucky to have a great exchange partner and family.”