Weston Public Schools is proud to announce its continued development of global education opportunities at the high school. In order to further develop students' global perspective and foster international friendship, Weston is continuing its partnership with Rombas, France through the offering a year-long academic exchange. The partnership between Weston and Rombas is longstanding; students have been traveling between the two communities since 1950. This program is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the global world outside of the conventional classroom.
If selected, you will be attending Lycee Julie Daubie
and living with a host family. Costs of housing and tuition will be covered by the Rombas Exchange committee. The Weston student selected will be expected to cover their own airfare, visa, and personal expenses.
The program length is from September to mid-June and is open to one student in the freshman, sophomore, or junior class. French language experience not required.
The committee will be evaluating a student's enthusiasm and character in addition to academic ability when considering applications. Ability to adapt to new situations and desire to expand one's global perspective are also attributes that will be considered. Click here for an application
, which is due before February break. For more information contact Ms Young.
Jackie Foody spent the 2010-2011 academic year in Rombas. Read about her experience below:
"I enjoyed my time in France because it helped me learn a new language and different cultures that I didn't know much about before. I developed friendships in Rombas and I have kept those friendship bonds going even at such a long distance. This trip changed me because it taught me to be open-minded in regards to other cultures and daily rituals. If I had the opportunity to take part in this, or any exchange, I would take it in a heart beat. This year was amazing and life changing for me!"