Travel Abroad with Holland Hall.
Holland Hall offers unique exchange opportunities in both the Middle and Upper Schools.
Holland Hall has established a sister school relationship with Beijing #8 School in Beijing, China. An important feature of this new relationship is a student-teacher exchange. Each school year, about six Upper School students and two teachers will be selected to visit Beijing #8 for two weeks in March. Holland Hall will also receive students and teachers from Beijing #8 in January or February. Students will have host families in China, will attend classes and activities at the school, and will see the many sights of Beijing, and Shanghai. We also encourage participants to serve as host families when the Chinese students and teachers are in Tulsa. The first exchange program took place in 2002 and it has been a great success and a wonderful experience for our students. So far, we have sent 16 students and 6 teachers on this program.
There is an application and selection process for the exchange, as well as certain requirements with regard to the study of Chinese language and culture. Successful completion of a course in Chinese language at Holland Hall is required for participation in the exchange. Any student interested in considering participation in the China Exchange Program should contact Christina Cheng at the Upper School.
Holland Hall offers a cultural exchange program with Sainte-Famille. Eighth grade French students apply each fall and are selected based on ambassadorship qualities and academic records.
Selected students spend three weeks in the spring living abroad in northern France. Students tour Paris for four days and then take a train to the city of Amiens where they live with host families and attend school at Sainte-Famille. Students tour local areas of interest, take classes, and participate in family life in France. Shortly after students have returned home, French exchange students arrive to attend classes with their American host brothers and sisters. French exchange students visit local points of interest, attend Holland Hall, and participate in American family life. The hospitality and the generosity by families on both sides of the ocean allows an opportunity for deep friendships to be forged and great understanding to be formed, not only between students, but between the French and American families.
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