Students at Germantown Friends School are hosting exchange students from Mexico, Martinique and France this month.
Six ninth graders and one teacher from Tlaxcala, Mexico, are visiting for four weeks, and 20 students and two teachers from Martinique are visiting for two. Seventeen students from Falaise, France, will arrive for a two-week exchange on Friday.
“These exchange opportunities are incredibly rewarding,” said GFS Spanish teacher and exchange program coordinator Rachel Bradburd. “Our visitors get to experience the culture of a school and a city that is different from their own, and the hosts and larger GFS community learn about other cultures, beliefs, customs and perspectives. It is my hope that it pushes everyone a little outside of their comfort zone.”