Costa Rica: Final Day

Today was our last day as the International Sion Congregation. We were able to sleep in this morning and meet at the school in the mid-morning for a closing mass. At the end of mass, a teacher and student from every school in attendance signed the books that had been made containing all ideas and…

Costa Rica: Day Eight

Today Abby and Catriona woke up at 5:30 as their host needed to be at school early, but Isaac and Jacinta slept in as the international students were not required until 10:00am. When we all met at school we headed into the Gym where we watched the cultural act from America and presented our cultural…

Costa Rica: Day Seven

Today we woke up very early (4:30 am) as we had to go to the school to get on a bus at 5:40 am to head to Don Juan’s farm then the Baldi Hot Springs. About an hour into the trip to the farm we stopped off for some breakfast then powered on another 3…

Costa Rica: Day Six

Today we woke up at our usual time of 5:30 am and headed to the Sion school in Moravia. When we arrived we had our first meeting of the day, which focused on interreligious dialogue and why it is important. Each language group was encouraged to make a visual representation on their interpretations on interreligious…

French Study Tour: Farewell

Day 13 and final day Today we had language lessons from 9.00 am to 2.30 pm before visiting Monet’s gardens and then returning to Paris for our final night. Our last language lesson was centred around conversation involving sport, music, hobbies, and food. We were taught how to ask specific questions about the subjects and…

French Study Tour

Day 12: Monday 15 April 2019 Bonjour tout le monde! Today we attended our first day at French in Normandy; a small school which focuses on teaching French to international students. It was quite a challenge as the teachers taught us only in French and spoke very little in English, but it was very rewarding….

French Study Tour: Rouen

Day 11: Sunday 14 April Today was our first full day in Rouen. After waking up and having our breakfast, another great morning of orange juice and croissants, we made our way to the historic centre of Rouen. There we wandered the streets and explored the intricate architecture that has been consistent throughout France. Rouen,…