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Students Travel to Czech for Cultural Exchange

Follow the adventures of the SKS Czech Student Exchange 2013 Blog.

The cultural exchange between South Kent School (SKS) and a secondary school in the Czech Republic continues for the eighth year in a row.

Nine SKS students (Grayson Makris, Max Enis, Tristan Elliott, Eisuke Matsuda, Anil Ozer, Kenan Williams, Chao Huang, Shihao Hu, and Garrett Fox) and faculty chaperones Mr. Crowley and Ms. Lyon are taking part in this year's trip. The group leaves South Kent School on Friday, April 12 and will return on Sunday, April 21. The SKS group is being hosted by a secondary school in Brno, Gymnázium tr. Kpt. Jarose Brno.  Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, second to Prague.

The exchange program offers students from both countries an opportunity to learn about each other's cultures and educational systems. The SKS group will make presentations on education in America and life in an independent boarding school. They will in turn learn about education in the Czech Republic as well as about the European Union and its impact on the Czech Republic and other European Countries. The group will also learn about the history of central Europe and will visit Prague and Vienna, Austria.

"As the technology of communication and travel make the world smaller, this trip provides both our students and our guests an opportunity to gain a first-hand perspective on both our cultural differences as well as our shared values," said Nancy Lyon, Fifth Form Advisor and Czech exchange veteran.

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