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Parker Exchange Programme


A week ago a group of 12 students from 1st to 3rd of ESO had the opportunity to participate in the Parker Exchange Programme.

Parker is a school located in Albany, New York, in the middle of an amazing wood. The students stayed with a host family from the 22nd to the 29th of April and then enjoyed an amazing weekend in New York City. The best way to see what a great experience the exchange has been, is to read the students’ comments:

“America was so much fun, I loved it! I enjoyed meeting new people with different cultures and language and experiencing different activities such as learning with my host friend how to make pottery or playing typical table games that we had so much fun playing with the family.” — Anna Maixer

“When I first arrived at Parker school, I was really nervous and excited and looking forward to the week with my host family. The best moment in Albany was when we made s’mores in the school’s forest.”  – Lucia Morales Ortega

“I loved going to America. I enjoyed going to Parker school as we did lots of fun activities like walking in the woods, getting to know the smaller kids, and just looking at the similarities and differences between St Peter’s and Parker. Visiting New York City was incredible too! I loved going on the top of the rock and walking on the Fifth venue! It was the best experience of my life!”   Martina Viganò

“When I arrived there I was really nervous because I didn’t know anybody, but I also had a feeling everybody was going to be kind to me. When I arrived in New York I was amazed with all the things I saw especially the Yankees Stadium. Well, the point is that I really liked my host family and New York. It was an amazing trip.”  –Arnau Cermerón 

” I liked everything that I did and enjoying having time in a country that I´ve never been to . NYC , was cool! What I like in NY was the Yankees Baseball Game and visiting some monuments by bus.” –Lichi Chen

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“I liked the experience of being with another family that wasn’t my family. When we first arrived I was really shy but the next day they were really nice with me so I started being more myself. Well New York City was fun we did a lot of touristic stuff and shopping!!!”  –Maria Espin 

“I have had a great time in America! When we arrived to Parker I was very excited to meet my host family and to see the school. Parker school was very different from ours, it was smaller but they owned a giant part of the forest which they used as their playground. I felt really sad when we left Parker because we had an amazing time and my host friend. In New York I enjoyed going to Times Square and to Fifth Ave as they are so famous and active.”   —Pei Rosello

“The part I liked the most was when we went to New York, because it was my first time. I learnt how people live in America, and how is it different from here.”  Selin Kalkanci