Exchange Program/Study Abroad
Global Exchanges: Europa International School, Seville, Spain & Lycée Hélène Boucher, Thionville, France
Mount Vernon provides students who have a passion for learning world languages the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange in Seville, Spain or Thionville, France. Selected applicants will travel for four to five weeks during the spring semester, be immersed in a new culture while living with a host family, study the designated language through daily classes, and explore nearby cities. In addition, Mount Vernon students will welcome their exchange peers to live in Atlanta. Both French and Spanish exchange students will attend classes at Mount Vernon for four to five weeks in late spring.
Who may apply?
- Students who have demonstrated success in Spanish/French II or higher, exhibit a love for the language, and have a passion for learning
- Students currently in Spanish/French II or higher or those who are a native Spanish/French speaker who have maintained a "B" average in all language courses
- 10th or 11th graders with strong academic and disciplinary records
- Students willing to host an exchange student in Spring 2020
Items discussed in Meeting:
- Terms and Agreements
- Passport Requirement
- Behavior Contract
- Academic Standing Agreement
- Cost Agreement
Application Process and Important Dates:
- Open applications for interested parents/students week of August 19
- Applications due Sept. 6
- Interviews for qualified candidates week of Sept 10th & 12th
- Final students selected by committee and announced Sept 19th
- Mid-Nov thru Dec - Students matched with selected host families, contact via phone or Skype and start building relationships
Study Abroad: The Paideia Institute--Living Latin in Rome High School
Living Latin in Rome High School offers a holistic immersion experience in the Latin language and the city of Rome that is specifically designed for high school students. The program brings Latin to life both by reading ancient texts at the historical sites where they happened and through a variety of student-centered approaches spanning both traditional and spoken Latin methodologies. Readings are drawn from the entire history of the Latin language and therefore include medieval and Renaissance Latin, to which students are rarely exposed in typical high school curricula.
The program lasts for two weeks in July. It includes traditional classroom sessions, informal conversational Latin sessions, interactive visits to important historical and literary sites in Rome, the production of a Latin skit to be performed in an assembly of fellow students and friends of the Paideia Institute, and day trips to important sites outside of Rome.
Who may apply:
Students who have studied Latin for at least one year are encouraged to apply. The course will also be challenging and interesting for students who have studied Latin for many years. Students of all grade levels, including graduating seniors, are encouraged to apply.
Please visit the Living Latin in Rome High School website for more information about this program.
Exchange Program/Study Abroad Dates for 2019-2020
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - Exchange/Study Abroad Interest Meeting
Friday, September 6, 2019 - Applications due for French & Spanish exchanges
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:15 am-12:15 pm - Interviews for French/Spanish exchange candidates
Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 11:15 am-12:15 pm - Interviews for French/Spanish exchange candidates
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Final students selected by committee and announced
Thursday, January 23, 2020-Thursday, February 27, 2020: MV students in Sevilla, Spain
Thursday, April 2, 2020-Thursday, May 7, 2020: Spanish students in Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, February 21-Saturday, March 21, 2020 - MV students in Thionville, France, for French Exchange
Saturday, March 28, -Friday, April 24, 2020 - Thionville (France) students at MV for French Exchange
Sunday, June 28--Tuesday July 14, 2020 (tentative) - 2020 Living Latin in Rome High School program (Paideia Institute)
Questions: Contact Mr. Sam Baroody (email@example.com)