International Students Exchange Programme

French Exchange Program 2019

To take learning out of the classroom and to instill a deeper understanding and appreciation of the French and Indian cultures in the youths of today.

In June 2018, 26 students from Grade 9 went to France for an exchange program-cum-summer school course for 18 days. They spent one week in host families in the small quaint town of Morlaix, 4 days at a chateau near Annecy and a week in Paris. After staying with their French host families for a week, it was now their turn to welcome the French students (accompanied by three teachers).

During their 10-day stay, the French students were exposed to various cultural and academic activities. They experienced first hand celebrations for Indian festivals like Lohri and Makar Sankranti, got a glimpse into Indian block painting on shawls, visited important historical places like the Mahalaxmi temple and Mani Bhavan, spent a fun-filled day in Lonavala and attended a few classes in school.

10 activity and learning-filled days helped the French and Indian students meet and interact more freely, creating a feeling of oneness amongst them. This was evident by the tears sped at the airport on their way back. The exchange certainly left everyone with a great learning experience and unforgettable memories, and hopefully friends for a lifetime.