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International Exchange Programme at St George's Upper School
We want our students to take their place in the world as effective and responsible global citizens. Our international curriculum takes a variety of forms to broaden students’ cultural awareness, develop their linguistic proficiency and promote greater self-awareness and independence.
British Council’s International School Award (2017-2021)
St George's has been awarded by the British Council the prestigious International School Award for the fourth time running. The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding and innovative work in international education through links with partner schools overseas.
International Student Exchanges
The school has well established exchange programmes with partner schools in Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, South Africa, Spain and the United States. Students travel to one of our partner schools and live with a host family taking a full part in the life of the school.
Upper 4 (S2) International Exchange Programme
Girls in Upper 4 are offered the opportunity to spend a month at one of our partner schools in Canada or United States. The programme has grown considerably in recent years and interest in cross-cultural exchange at this formative stage in a student’s education is thought to be invaluable. On average we have 16 Upper 4 students involved in the programme exchanging with 5 different schools overseas. (The form for this may be downloaded by visiting the Parent Resource Centre Page - you will need to login as a parent.)
United States and Canada
- Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia
- St Clement's School, Toronto
- Havergal College, Toronto
- Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth
Sixth Form International Exchange Programme
Sixth Form students are offered the opportunity to spend around 5 weeks at one of our partner schools in Australia, Chile or South Africa. On average we have 16 students involved in the programme exchanging with 8 different schools overseas.
- Seymour College, Adelaide
- Ascham School, Sydney
- Goulburn Valley Grammar School, Victoria
- Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney
- Ruyton Girls' School, Melbourne
- St Michael's Collegiate School, Hobart, Tasmania
The school also regularly welcomes visiting educationalists from all over the world, and these visits, along with the contribution of our own international students, add to the rich diversity of our community.
There are also shorter language exchanges to France, Spain and Germany.