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Denmark Exchange 2016

In May 2016, Ermitage Foundation 3 students Marc B, Miguel S, Natalia C, and Amber W visited the Herlufsholm Skole in Naestved Denmark for a 5-day student exchange experience. This exchange has continued between Ermitage and Herlufsholm and has become a highlight for our Middle School students. 

While in Denmark, the group visited the 450 year old school, Copenhagen, the Rosenburg Castle, saw the crown jewels, visited the Tivoli Amusement park which was where Walt Disney got his inspiration for Disneyland, and Mons Klint which is a beautiful limestone cliff on the eastern edge of Denmark. During this time, the Ermitage students were housed by their Danish friends so that they could have a taste for home life.

To continue the exchange, in September 2016, Ermitage welcomed the 4 Danish students where they explored the château of Maisons-Laffitte, hiked up to second floor of the Eiffel Tower (all 669 steps), visited the Musée D'Orsay, took a canal tour on the Seine, and ate some delicious crêpes in St. Germain-en-Laye. Ermitage students welcomed their Danish friends into their homes as well to further introduce them to French culture.

As a parting gift, in celebration of International Peace Day on September 21st, Herlufsholm passed along "Gilley the Peace Bear". As guardians of Gilley, Ermitage students are to write their reflections on peace within an accompanying book, which will later be shared internationally as Gilley continues his journey to other Round Square schools... next stop, the Felsted School, United Kingdom!

Posted by katie in Exchanges, Cultural Trips on Saturday September 24, 2016
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