In an effort to promote the importance of studying a second language, every year LU’s high school foreign language students are given the opportunity to travel to either a french or spanish destination. Under the guidance of our Foreign Language Department Head, Ms. Anolan Hernandez-Diaz, students are immersed in the language and culture of a foreign country.
This year, on Thursday, February 16th, 2017, our largest group ever of 48 high school students, together with 3 chaperones, departed St. Maarten to the Province of Quebec, Canada. The trip included visits to the Universities of Concordia and McGill in Montreal where students were treated to a real insight of college life and the admissions process, as well as a guided tour of Quebec City and a 4 day stay at Au Chalet de Bois Rond. Students also experienced many fun activities including dog sledding, snow shoeing, tubing and eating maple syrup on the snow!
The trip was extremely successful for both the students and the staff and we would like to thank all those that made this trip possible. We are certain that lifetime memories were made during this adventure in Quebec and that it will be the topic of many conversations yet to come!