Mongolian student exchange


Please give a warm welcome to Bamo, Segi, Khaliunaa, Osu, Bayana, Naraa, Puje and Emma along with their teachers Uunaa and Nine. They will be with us from Monday, March 12 until Tuesday, March 27, 2018, when they return to Mongolia along with four FIS students (Miguel and Rebecca from Grade 9, Matei and Leonie from Grade 11), Mr. Simpson and myself.

This exchange, in cooperation with Bookbridge, is both cultural and educational. While they are at the FIS, the four boys and four girls who range in age from 13 to 18, will be visiting the Higher Education Fair, taking part in the International Week Against Racism and joining various classes from Early Years through to High School to share various aspects of Mongolian culture. They will also be visiting Neumarkt (birthplace of Bookbridge), hiking in the Fränkische Schweiz, sightseeing in Nürnberg, bowling in Erlangen and various other activities. If you get the chance, please take a look at the Mongolian display which will be on the noticeboards in the Reception area of FIS I from Tuesday next week.

When in Mongolia, our FIS students will be visiting Ulaan Baatar and Arvaikheer, leading conversation classes and role-playing with the students at the learning centre as well as working on a couple of environmental projects.

This exchange of students between Arvaikheer, Mongolia and the FIS has been made possible because of the wonderful support we have received from staff, students and parents at the FIS. Although three groups of FIS students have visited Mongolia in the last eight years, this is the first time that we have been able to make it a two-way exchange. The Bookbridge@the-fis team have been planning this ever since we came back from Mongolia in 2016. As a result of fundraisers such as Harry Potter Night, the Auction of Promises and Waffle Wednesdays, this team of students have raised over 8000 EUR towards the costs of this exchange. Thank you for your support, we couldn’t have done it without you!

A big thank you to all the High School families who are so kindly hosting our visitors over the next couple of weeks and also thank you to the PTO for supporting us with the official welcome on Wednesday afternoon.

If you would like further information about the visit of the Mongolian students or Bookbridge, please do not hesitate to contact us at .

Elaine Smith
Library Manager and Bookbridge Supervisor

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