The benefits of such a programme are immeasurable. Students grow in confidence and return home enthused by the experience of being independent and seeing first-hand how another school system and culture operates.
The programme involves a relationship with approximately ten schools throughout the world in countries such as England, Australia, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, Canada and New Zealand.
Each year we welcome students from each of these schools for approximately six weeks during our third term (mid-July to mid-September). For the duration of this period they are hosted by a Somerset College family.
These visiting students immerse into the full academic, cultural and sport programme of the school and share in the Grade 10 Outdoor Programme in the Cederberg and in the variety of events and performances that Somerset College hosts and presents.
During our fourth term (early October to early December) the Somerset College exchange students travel overseas to the schools and families of the students that their families hosted during the third term.
The programme is designed for the Grade 10 students (15 to 16 years of age) and is open to both boys and girls.
If you would like more information on the Student Exchange Programme, please contact us via the details listed below.
Mr David Scott