October and autumn had come, and it was finally time for a bunch of us IEGS students to indulge in a one-week exchange to Milan. The anticipation had been building up gradually over a long period, and - needless to say - the expectations were doubtlessly met.
To go on an exchange is a unique experience. What distinguishes it from a stereotypical five-star-hotel vacation is the opportunity to truly get a taste of the lives of the locals, as a family is hosting one. This forces anybody out of their comfort-zone, whether they like it or not, and gives a more truthful and accurate
One of the aims of the Modern Languages Department at Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet is to create an awareness of cultural differences via languages, which reflect the rich variety of traditions, historical events, evolutions of principles and ideals. Differences stimulate a personal reflection about who we are and how we are. This is why we believe that giving the opportunity to our students to live an intercultural experience can encourage international understanding and the awareness of sharing common values.