Santa Catalina School Spanish 3 Honors students took part in two virtual exchanges with peers at the Bishop Strachan School, Canada’s oldest all-girls boarding school.
Catalina students got to interact with Bishop Strachan students who are also learning Spanish. The purpose of the exchanges was for students to practice the language while developing global competency skills. During one session, for example, the students discussed socio-economic issues in Venezuela and Argentina.
The opportunity was the first exchange under Santa Catalina’s new Global Education Initiative, which aims to foster such relationships by developing partnerships with schools abroad. Earlier in the spring, Catalina received an ambassadorial visit from a school administrator at a Catholic boarding school in France.