At Heathmont College year 10 students have the opportunity to experience life in Germany by participating in the long standing exchange program with the the school Integrierte Gesamtschule Kaufungen (IGS) in the city of Kassel in northern Germany.
There are various benefits of participating in the German exchange, including:
Language acquisition is achieved through practical immersion.
Enhanced interest in global issues as well as a broader general knowledge.
Integration into another family as well as the development of life-long friendships, fostering an appreciation of home and family.
Long term –
Prospective employers in almost every field look favourably upon experience gained while living overseas and knowledge obtained of another language and culture.