Making new friends, exploring a new culture, and tasting different foods are all benefits of the Intercultural Exchange Program with our sister school in Mexico City. Each year the entire Bosque community has the opportunity to interact directly with students from Colegio Reina Elizabeth School. Some students participate by hosting a Mexican student at their home, acting as a buddy during classes, or by traveling to Mexico to stay with a host family. This program began in 2004 and has proved to be a very profound experience for students. Students in grades 6-10 can host families or be class buddies, and students in grades 7-9 can apply to travel.
2019 Colegio Reina Elizabeth International Cultural Exchange Program
This is a marvelous experience that touches everyone’s life at Bosque. Specifically, it’s an exchange opportunity for students in the 6th-10th grades at Bosque. This year our sister school, Colegio Reina Elizabeth, in Mexico City, is sending 15-20 students to Albuquerque. In late January/early February, they will live with Bosque families, participate in Bosque School life, and visit cultural sites close to Albuquerque. In other words, they will get a taste of what it’s like to be a member of the Bosque community. Then, in March 2019, a group of Bosque students and teachers will travel to Mexico City to live and study with families and students of Colegio Reina Elizabeth. We will live with Reina Elizabeth families, participate in the school life at Colegio Reina Elizabeth, and get to visit amazing cultural sites in Mexico City.
The application to travel deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018, for the 2019 program. Students hoping to travel to Mexico must also have two teachers fill out a recommendation form, so students should be working with teachers in a timely way to secure these forms.