St. Peter’s College is committed to giving our students an education which prepares them for their role as global citizens. To this end, the College undertakes Language Exchange Programs abroad for students of both French and Japanese language studies.
St. Peter’s College welcomes students from our Japanese and New Caledonian sister schools each year. Students stay for between 1-3 weeks and up to 3 months and are hosted by the families of St. Peter’s College students.
Annual Study Tour to Japan
Students have the opportunity to visit: Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Tokyo and Yokohama. They also attend our sister school located in the capital city of Hokkaido, Sapporo, where they are hosted by Japanese families and experience the everyday life of a Japanese High school student. Students are given the option of both a short (1 week) or a long term stay (2 months) at our sister school.
Student Reflection: Language Exchange Program and Hosting Overseas Students
“I went to New Caledonia this year, and it was the best experience I have ever had! I would definitely recommend going on the trip with the school. Our family decided to host New Caledonian’s Nolan and Kelian when they came to Melbourne. I thought that it would be a great experience for them since we were already friends from my trip over there. It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend hosting, as you can make new friends and it will take you out of your comfort zone. I will definitely stay in contact with Nolan and Kelian as we grew a close bond with each other”
Bi-Annual Study Tour to France or New Caledonia
In France, St. Peter’s College students will have the opportunity to visit: Brussels, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, the Loire Valley and Nice. They also attend our sister school located in Paris where they are hosted by French families and experience the everyday life of a French high school student.
New Caledonia French Study Tour was added to our Language Exchange Program in 2015. Students spend time at a local school undertaking language lessons each day, with some sightseeing activities later in the afternoon. Students are then hosted by a local student and their family in home-stay each night.