2018 marked the beginning of a beautiful relationships between Belmont Students interested in the French culture and students from Lycée Jean de Pange in Sarreguemines France.
The purpose of this 7 week exchange program is to provide Belmont students with the opportunity to explore the French culture and to enhance French language acquisition skills. Additionally, the goal of the program is to enhance global awareness and knowledge, promote international education and the importance of languages. French is an integral part of our Canadian culture, and our French Immersion and French programs are seeing increasingly high numbers. Thus, promoting a relationship with another school in France strengthens our school community, our international community by increasing communication, developing long-lasting relationships, and highlighting the experiential component to education. The first group of students to participate in the exchange were a vibrant group of students ready to take on the challenge of living with another family in another culture. The group of 11 Belmont students were featured in the local newspaper in Sarreguemines as well as in the Gold Stream Gazette. Read about the first group of students that went to France from Belmont here
And the team of 13 students in our 2018 - 2019 exchange are off!!! The group left early this morning to spend a few days in Paris checking out the sites and then they are off to Sarreguimines to be re-connected with their buddies.