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.”