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,…

French Study Tour: Bayeux

Day 10: Saturday 13 April After a lively French breakfast at the hotel, we took the bus to the Bayeux Tapestry. The Tapestry is 70 metres long and depicts the events in the Battle of Hastings. We were guided through each scene of the Tapestry by an audio recording that explained the events, characters and…

French Study Tour: Bayeux

Friday 12 April: Bonjour tout le monde! We are currently staying at Bayeux, and we have had a great day learning about the second World War. We were fortunate enough to have the lovely Anne guiding us throughout the day, as we went to the D-Day Landings Museum, Arromanches 360 degrees cinema, La Batterie de…

French Study Tour: Mont St Michel

Thursday 11 April: Bonjour! Today after an early morning start, we left Tours for Mont St Michel. Mount St Michel is an Island off the coast of Northen France that used to be part of the mainland. It contains a beautiful Abbey that was built in 708 as well as over 1000 years of history….

French Study Tour: Futuroscope

Wednesday 10 April: Today we visited Futuroscope – a theme park which featured many interactive-based activities and rides. Built in 1987, it was ahead of its time in terms of technology and futuristic ideas. The activities and rides allowed us to develop our French as there were opportunities to see 4D movies or interactive activities…

Costa Rica: Day Five

We had to wake up even earlier today as we were leaving the Moravian Sion at 6:00am to travel to the Sion school in Turrialba. We were welcomed and entertained by many cultural acts from people of all ages. Our favourite was a little boy from Grade 1 who sang while dressed up with a…