Blogs and News - St George's School, Edinburgh
We are the four exchange students from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We’ve been attending St George's for three weeks now, and every week has been amazing. We have been able to see things and try things we could never do in America. We have visited castles, underground cities, and buildings that are hundreds of years old. We have tried haggis, IRN- BRU, and had our fair share of fish and chips! We think this exchange program has been extremely beneficial for us because we have been able to explore Scottish culture through many ways.
One of the most interesting parts of the exchange has been seeing the differences of the two schools. For example, St George's calls teachers by their surname, while at GFS we refer to our teachers by their first name. It has also been very different going to an all-girls school rather than a co-ed school like GFS. We chose to participate in the exchange to expand our horizons and be able to emerge ourselves into a different society. Even when we leave Scotland, the exchange experience hasn’t finished.
We are looking forward to welcoming our hosts to Philadelphia for the month of April. We have been planning fun things to do when they arrive! We are sad to be leaving soon, but we are so grateful to have had this opportunity to explore Scotland!
Cara, Ally, Leah, and Yael (GFS Exchange Students)