Fifteen students and two chaperones from the Lycée Bossuet in Meaux, France, arrived at The Pennington School on Sunday, October 14, to spend two weeks as part of an exchange student program.
The students were greeted by their American host families; most of the French students are staying with the same American student that they previously hosted in France last March. They have spent time observing and participating in classes with their host students at Pennington, and have been on day trips to Philadelphia and New York City. The students also took an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., and have enjoyed Spirit Week, the Pep Rally, and Homecoming on the School's campus.
They will finish their touring appropriately at the Statue of Liberty on the day before they leave for home. According to the World Languages faculty at the School, exchanges such as this are one of the most powerful ways to learn a new language.
"We're glad that our Pennington students could be hosted in individual homes last spring and that they now have the opportunity to visit us in return," said Pennington teacher Patricia Zema.
Headmaster William S. Hawkey welcomed the students at Corson House for a breakfast on Thursday, October 25.