International Exchange Programs

The Languages Learning Area provides a variety of academic and experiential opportunities for our students to engage with students from abroad through the dedication, energy, enthusiasm and expertise of our talented team of teachers, exchange co-coordinators and study tour leaders.

All students who study a Language in Years 10 or 11 will be given an opportunity to host students through our International Exchange with France, Italy or Japan. In addition the College offers a biennial Study Tour to France, Study Tour to Italy and Study Tour to Japan.

These international study tours enable our students to:

  • Immerse themselves in the country and experience life as a teenager with a host family, attending school and travelling to develop their language skills
  • Inform their own beliefs and values
  • Improve their employability and give them the edge in an international market
  • Meet a diverse range of people and make life-long friends
  • Develop confidence, become more independent and self-reliant
  • Understand another culture, become culturally sensitive and diplomatic
  • Observe their own country, culture and language from a different perspective
  • Develop a global mind-set and greater preparedness to engage with others.

Course

Program

Year Group

Timing

FRENCH

Study Tour to France - 3 week tour staying with host families and attending school at Lycee Notre Dame de Sion (Marseilles) and Lycee Joffre, (Montpellier), travelling to Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, Carcassonne and Paris

10,11

Biennial

October 2017

FRENCH

Lycee Joffre, Montpellier French Exchange to JTC - a 2 week exchange to our College, staying with host families and experiencing a variety of Australian cultural activities, lessons and visiting our local area.

10, 11, 12

Biennial

February 2017

FRENCH

Lycee Notre Dame de Sion, Marseilles French Exchange to JTC - a 2 week exchange to our College, attending class and learning aspects of Australian life while staying with host families.

10, 11, 12

Biennial

February 2016

ITALIAN

Study Tour to Italy - 3 to 4 weeks staying with host families and attending school at Liceo Scientifico in Vasto, travelling to Pompeii, Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Sienna, Pisa, Milan and Venice.

10,11

Biennial

January 2017

ITALIAN

Liceo Scientifico R Mattioli Italian Exchange to JTC - a 2 week exchange to our College, staying with host families and participating in classes with a range of Australian cultural and sporting experiences with excursions around the City of Perth and Fremantle.

10 & 11

Biennial September 2018

JAPANESE

Study Tour to Japan - 3 to 4 weeks staying with host families and attending school at Joohoo Kookoo in Kagoshima, followed by travel to Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo.

10 & 11

Biennial

January 2017

JAPANESE

Fujimi High School, Tokyo Exchange to JTC - a 2 week exchange that includes staying with host families, attending class at the College and learning Aboriginal art and handicrafts, visiting local wildlife parks and excursions to the City of Perth and Fremantle.

All Years

Annual

August 2016

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