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Webster Hill Hosts Exchange Students During International Education Week

Josh from Ghana speaks to Webster Hill students. Courtesy photo

Five AFS exchange students who are studying in West Hartford this year visited with students at Webster Hill Elementary School.

Elena from Japan working with Pre-K students at Webster Hill. Courtesy photo


Webster Hill Elementary School was thrilled to recognize and celebrate International Education Week (IEW) 2021 with a special visit from five AFS exchange students currently studying at Conard High School. The exchange students are from Ghana, Armenia, Germany, Montenegro, and Japan.

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the exchange students visited classrooms and provided presentations to the elementary students, sharing the customs and culture of their home countries. They also read from dual-language books, as the younger learners enjoyed stories read aloud by the high school students in their native language. 

Amira, an AFS student from Germany, reads to Webster Hill students. Courtesy photo

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. 

If you would like more information about hosting an exchange student or study abroad, visit www.AFSUSA.org or contact [email protected], a local AFS volunteer. 

Bogdan from Montenegro speaks to Webster Hill students. Courtesy photo

Josh from Ghana shows Webster Hill students on a map where his country is located during a visit for International Education Week. Courtesy photo

Elena (left) is from Japan and Josh is from Ghana. Both are AFS students studying at Conard High School this academic year. Courtesy photo

Monica from Armenia speaks to Webster Hill students. Courtesy photo

Bogdan from Montenegro speaks to Webster Hill students. Courtesy photo

Amira from Germany speaks to Webster Hill students. Photo credit; Ronni Newton

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