King's welcomes Intercambio 2019
July 5, 2019
King’s is pleased to welcome 28 high school students from Brazil who will be visiting our campus and the surrounding area from July 2-15. The students, along with their chaperones, priests, and educators, will be with King’s as part of the Intercambio Summer Program.
During their stay, the students will take part in English classes and in an arts program, dance class, yoga, a paint night, singing, set building, and drama work.
There will also be social excursions throughout the Southwestern Ontario region. The students will tour both King’s and Western University, They will take day trips to Grand Bend, Niagara Falls, Canada’s Wonderland, and Toronto. They will also visit several sites in London including a London Majors game, laser tag, bowling, a sports pad and trampoline park.
The grand finale of the program will be held on July 12 in the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre. This final day will provide the students with an opportunity to showcase and summarize their educational and cultural experiences during their time in Canada. The July 12 events will start with a Dragon’s Den competition that will highlight the new skills that the students learned in their English as a Second Language class. In the evening, the visiting students will bring their arts program to life, including a set, scripts, singing and dancing, with support from the staff.
King’s has hosted students from Brazil for several years. This is the second year working with Life Intercambio, a language and cultural exchange operator for young people that has operated in Brazil for ten years, with programs for Canada, England, France, Finland and other countries.
"I think it's great that King's offers high school students from around the world the opportunity to live, study, and learn for a period of time at our lovely campus. It's an amazing experience to have these students on campus. I'm a big believer in travelling when you have the opportunity and think that it's a great way for the students to broaden their horizons,” says Olivia Yusuf ’15, International Program Coordinator.
To learn more about King’s International program, please visit https://www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/student-affairs/kings-international/.