On March 4th, 2011, Anna and Rachel left with their Spanish teacher, Señora Marte, for Cuernavaca, México. These two adventurous York House Grade 9 students are part of a 1 month reciprocal exchange program. The exchange is part of the YHS Spanish Program, as well as Global Programs.
The girls are attending Williams College in Cuernavaca with their hosts. They’ve been experiencing authentic Mexican food (yummy!), as well as visits to Zoofari, Santa Prisca Cathedral…and much more!
By exploring another community, the girls had a chance to strengthen their French language skills and develop cultural awareness. The SEVEC program also hopes to break down social barriers and improve self-confidence in youth.
The trip included ice fishing, cross-country skiing scavenger hunts in -20 weather, skiing and the winter carnival!
Read about their adventures in Kapuskasing in French Teacher Ms. Marti’s blog: