Walford’s Languages program is enhanced with the opportunity for students to travel abroad to France, China or Spain, where they are able to immerse themselves in the culture and people of the nation whilst improving their second language studies.
China Cultural Exchange
Taking place over three weeks during the third term break, the first part of the tour is spent in Shanghai, where students enjoy a homestay experience whilst attending school at Walford’s sister school, Shanghai No 3 Girls’ High School. The second part of the tour is spent visiting places of historic and cultural significance from a base in Beijing.
As part of the Spanish curriculum, students are welcome to participate in the Spanish Tour. Taking place in December, the tour involves a three week homestay experience and study tour in Granada.
As part of the Walford French Program, students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to participate in a homestay and high school experience in France. With our external partner, Nacel Australia, the tour involves a three day Paris experience before students head individually to homestay families in a nominated region in France. During the 5 week homestay, students attend school locally and enjoy a French Christmas holiday with their homestay families. The French Tour is a memorable experience where life long friends are made, French cultural and language understanding improves and personal growth occurs.