Spend a Year in France!
We would like to introduce our French exchange student from Rombas France to all of you. His name is Pierre Di Blasi, and he will be with us for the full academic year as is always the case with the Rombas program. As most of you know, the Rombas program is typically reciprocal with WHS and Lycée Rombas each welcoming a student for the year. Unfortunately, we did not send a student to Rombas this year.
The purpose of the exchange program is both cultural and academic. The hope is for students to be exposed to American culture and improve their English language proficiency. We want teachers to provide a rigorous academic experience, but also be sensitive to the challenges immersion can bring. We are hopeful that each student’s “global” perspective can add to your classroom dynamic.
Cort Mathers, September 7, 2017
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 of a year-long academic exchange program. 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.
French language experience is not required but encouraged. 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.
If selected, you will be attending the Lycée Rombas and living with a host family. Costs of food, housing, and tuition will be covered by the Rombas Exchange committee. The Weston student selected will be expected to cover his or her own airfare, visa, insurance, and personal expenses.
We are only able to offer this exciting opportunity to one Weston High School student and anticipate that interest in the program will exceed capacity. We encourage you to express your interest through your thoughtful responses to the application questions.