Colombian exchange students in town for two months

Rose Willigar
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AMHERST - Eight students from Bogota, Colombia were greeted by Grade 8A E.B. Chandler Junior High students and their host families yesterday with a pizza party.
The Colombian students and their chaperone teacher along with their host families will spend the next two months learning about each other's cultures and having a little Maritime fun along the way.
"We want to show the kids as much of Nova Scotia as we can," Susan Rann, director of the program, said. About 700 students from around the world take part in this program, she added.
Marlene Hebert, co-ordinator for home stay (placement of the exchange students) said the program is a great opportunity for the exchange students and the students at the schools where they'll be attending to introduce new cultures.
"Both sides benefit from the program," Hebert said.
Hebert said there are opportunities within the program to gain the entirety of their high school education in Nova Scotia, saying she hosted two exchange students from Grade 9 through to graduation who went on to attend universities within the province.

rwilligar@springhillrecord.com

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Bogota, Colombia

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  • ARHS Guy
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Woot.. i met a few people from Columiba a few years ago and they really enjoyed being up here.. i am glad to see that the exchange is stil going strong