“Being one month abroad was the best experience I’ve ever had. It’s completely different from any other experience. It is something completely different from any other thing you’ve ever done before. I definitely think you need to do this exchange program because it will change you.”
“During the past summer, we spent our time around different parts of the UK as part of the Student Exchange Program. The experience was vast with opportunities, as we were able to involve ourselves in many extracurricular activities which are not part of our daily lives here in Argentina. It was an experience which included pretty much every aspect of our lives, affecting us mostly in a very positive way, and contributing to our goal of being global citizens.”
“During my summer break , I went on a one month Exchange to Lakefield College school in Canada . This Exchange not only gave me the opportunity to get to know a new country and the culture that comes with it, but also got me to meet new amazing people that I will probably keep in touch with for a long time. I stayed as a boarding student there during the week, which gave me the opportunity to become close friends with the girls. I experienced very low temperatures, since I arrived in the middle of the winter there. It was -32 degrees when I landed in Toronto’s airport. During my free time I helped with the school play, the ski team and the debate club. This experience allowed me to learn and try new sports such as Nordic skiing, ice hockey, as well as other new subjects, like philosophy and anthropology. Overall, I would totally encourage and recommend you to participate in the school exchange program; you will have a great experience getting to know new people and a new culture.”
“The exchange is introducing yourself in a new community, with its own customs and people. When I remember my experience the thing that comes to my head first is not the studying and hard working part, but instead the country itself. Maybe it’s because New Zealand is specially beautiful, but the fact is that I recall the incredible time I had getting to know the “kiwis” (as they call themselves) and their country, which is a special combination of green and development.”
“The opportunity I had to introduce myself in a new community taught me that my life is not the only one and that my way of living is merely one in a million. I found the exchange a unique experience that opened my mind and taught me a lot of things. It’s a trip that one does alone, and even though you get to know and understand another society, it’s yourself who you start learning about the most.”
A key part of our St George’s education is our desire to form global citizens and the student exchanges programme is an exciting part of this. The exchanges programme provides great benefits for our students:
We work with various schools around the world and you can see the details elsewhere in this exchanges section. The programme is open to students in ES4 and ES5 of College.
Below is the list of schools that currently share the Exchange Programme with St George’s College and the corresponding period of stay.
Pupils interested in travelling abroad first have to produce a written request signed by their parents and then approach both the Exchange Coordinator and the Headmaster to begin the necessary formalities for the exchange trip.
If you would like to become an Exchange Student candidate, please write a letter addressed to the Headmaster, in which you explain the reasons why you would like to participate in this programme and why you would be a good “ambassador” for St George’s and Argentina. You also need to include three countries among the places listed for exchanges, so in case you are not selected for one of them, you might be chosen for another. Please note that:
If you are not able to meet all 4 of these conditions, you should not be applying.
Please remember that this letter must be signed by you and your parents giving their consent. All applicants will be interviewed by the Headmaster and the Head of College. All Exchange Student Candidates should see the Exchange Coordinator about any queries.
The deadline to hand in your letter to the Exchange Coordinator is May 15th. The names of the selected Exchange Students will be announced just before the winter holidays.
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 16.30
Between March and June the principal sport activities practised by the girls are: gym, swimming, and hockey. As an alternative they can also play: handball, tennis, golf or cricket or participate in aerobics.
Boys practise the same sports but play rugby and basketball instead of hockey.
Between August and November girls practise hockey, tennis, athletics, handball, softball and diving and the boys practise rugby, basketball, football and cricket.
Three times a week pupils have 60 minutes classes of Physical Education and sports.
Once a week they have an hour of activities, and they can choose from different creative classes such as theatre, music and art, sports or Community service.
Once a month, normally on Saturdays, a sports tournament or festival is held with the participation of all pupils and parents.
In addition the College has a large theatre where school plays and other cultural and artistic exhibitions are presented.
Our weather is fairly unpredictable. In March we generally have temperatures of 30º degrees and between April and June they go down to 5ºC.
Between August and November the temperature goes up again from 10ºC to 25ºC.
We suggest bringing a thin raincoat, as students have to walk long distances in the open air from one building to another. For example, the dining room is 250 metres from the College classrooms.