Chilean Exchange Students Arrive for 12th Exchange

Eight students from Colegio Alemán de San Felipe, which is Mercersburg’s sister school in central Chile, arrived at Mercersburg January 10 for the 12th year of the exchange between the two schools. The group is spending four weeks at Mercersburg and is scheduled to return to Chile February 9.
Six Mercersburg students—Kamryn Bacchus-Larode ’19, Katie Brennan ’19, Olivia Keller ’19, Megan McGregor ’20, Cherie Sio ’19, and Colby Walker ’19—spent three weeks at Colegio Alemán in June 2018 as part of the program.

The eight visitors from Chile (who are accompanied by a teacher, Justine O’Connell) will live in campus dormitories alongside their Mercersburg student hosts, dine in Ford Hall with the school community, attend classes, and experience life as regular Mercersburg students during their visit.

While visiting, the group will also participate in Student Activities Committee events on and off campus, take day trips to Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and enjoy a weekend trip to New York City.

The Chilean group is the second exchange contingent to visit campus this academic year; students from Gauss Gymnasium in Worms, Germany, visited Mercersburg in the fall 2018 term for four weeks.

This summer, eight Mercersburg students (many of whom are serving as hosts for Chilean students this month) will travel to Colegio Alemán de San Felipe for much of the month of June alongside faculty member Ali Hawk.

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