6th annual Oceania Exchange

Over the months of December and January, participating LIV students and families from our 6th annual Oceania Exchange have hosted their Australian and New Zealand correspondents. After six/seven weeks of classes, excursions, and family trips, the second leg of the Exchange 2019 comes to a close, as the last of the correspondents bid farewell to France on January 25th. This year we had the pleasure of welcoming 22 students in all, from partner schools in Canberra, Sydney and MacKay in Australia, and Dunedin and Hamilton in New Zealand. The Exchange team was also pleased to welcome two accompanying teachers this year, Chrystal Gardiner from Columba College in Dunedin, NZ, and Valerie Allen from Whitsunday in Mackay, Australia. We would like to extend our gratitude to the lycée teachers who made space for our correspondents -no small feat- and who were so welcoming. Special thanks to FLE teacher Barbara Agré, for her talents in making lessons both educational and fun! Above all, this exchange would not have been possible without the investment of time, patience and goodwill of the parents, strikes notwithstanding! We would especially like to thank those who helped organize and chaperone the various excursions, to Grasse, Nice, Monaco, the Lerins isles, St Paul de Vence, and more. Among other things, correspondents enjoyed hikes, visits, tours, and restaurant outings. The 2020 edition of the Oceania Exchange is well underway... departure is set for June! Here's to new adventures, and new friendships, to come!

Gina Bethell - Bertrand Gorge
Aseica 2e Exchange


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