Eight AFS exchange students who are currently studying in West Hartford visited Webster Hill Elementary School to speak about their cultures and answer questions from students.
Webster Hill Elementary School was thrilled to recognize and celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2022 with a special visit from eight AFS exchange students currently studying at Conard High School and Hall High School.
This year’s West Hartford exchange students are from Czechia, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Romania, and Switzerland. A ninth visitor joined them – a Conard Senior who studied in Belgium with AFS for her junior year (2021-2022).
On Friday, Nov. 18, the AFS students taught the school about their countries and cultures, and shared some of their experiences living in Connecticut since their arrival in August. Meanwhile, students enjoyed asking lots of questions to learn all about their special visitors.
IEW is an initiative observed in 100 countries and led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.
Anyone who would like more information about hosting an exchange student next year, or who has a teen is interested in a study abroad experience, should visit www.AFSUSA.org.
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