Since the start of the IBDP in 2011, our school has been hosting the students of Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada, Málaga, Spain. In return, our Spanish ab initio students get the opportunity to be hosted by their counterparts in Spain.
During these exchanges, students live with the families of their hosts and learn first-hand about their daily life, customs and traditions. Students from both countries learn about the cultures of the host nation and take part in various activities such as dance, cooking, art, music and sport. They visit places of cultural interest and interact closely with local communities.
For the Spanish ab initio students, this trip is crucial to develop good speaking and listening skills. The students work on an elaborate project during this trip that showcases their experiences and also helps them with their written communication across different text types.