Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Student Exchange

Student Exchange Opportunities

Geraldton Grammar School has national and international student exchange options.

The reciprocal exchange opportunities are for year 8 students through our national Round Square partner schools and are 2 weeks in length. Our students can elect to exchange with any Australian school, although particular partnerships are with Scotch Oakburn in Tasmania, MLC Sydney and Ballarat Grammar School in Victoria.

There are 3 international opportunities for student exchanges.

1. Year 9 students have the option of attending school and living with a host family in China for a week. This arrangement is with our sister school, Putuo No.2 Middle School, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province. This is an annual exchange and usually occurs in April or May. The return leg of the exchange, when Putuo No. 2 Middle School students visit Geraldton Grammar School, occurs in July.

2. Students who have completed year 12 have the opportunity to apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange - http://www.ryea.org.au/apply-today.html. This process is organised externally through our local Rotary Clubs (Rotary Club of Geraldton, the Rotary Club of Batavia Coast and the Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough) and the school has strong partnerships with each of these clubs.

3. Senior and graduating students also have the opportunity for international exchange through the AFS Intercultural exchange program - http://www.afs.org.au/intercultural-programs/school-programs/what-is-student-exchange/.

In our student exchange programs, students attend classes, learn more about the language and life in each other’s nations, and contribute to better understanding between our two countries. In addition, exchange students participate in a number of excursions and unique cultural experiences, as well as receiving some intensive language lessons.

In 2016, Geraldton Grammar School has hosted Rotary and AFS students from Italy, Brazil and France and has hosted 13 students from our sister school in China.

Contact the Head of Middle School or the Head of Student Development on our Key Contacts page to find out more about our Student Exchange Programs.

 


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ph: (08)9965 7800 fax: (08)9904 7176
email: ggs@gegs.wa.edu.au