Garden Valley Collegiate has been actively involved in student-exchange
programs. Whether sending GVC students to other countries or
hosting international students during their stay in Canada, such
programs allow students to blend cultures and see a new country.
Studying abroad is a great experience for anyone. You could
visit and explore the countries that surround your host country.
It's like a trip with some learning added to it. Not only can
you learn about the country, but you can also practice your second
language very well. The cost of the trip is not much at all,
considering what you get out of it.You have to pay for your trip,
for souvenirs, and for your food during your travels. You get
free lodging in a different household and the host family will
take you to interesting places and may even pay for a lot of
When an exchange student is at your place, you also can learn
a lot. International students can teach you about their life
in their countries. It's a good way to get the family together,
and having a guest for quite a while may also cut down the fighting.
At the very least, you will have a lot of stories to tell to
anyone who is interested. My family hosted a German exchange
student, and we've never lost touch with her.