As part of the Global Exchange Program between Europaschule Gymnasium Gommern and the American School of Valencia, a group of High School students stayed in Gommern (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) from May 3 to 12, 2023.
On the first day, students toured the school facilities and the town of Gommern. “The tour ended with a fantastic Picknick at the lakeside,” Ms. Ida Farkas, one of our two German teachers, says. A visit to Berlin was done on Friday.
The second week of the trip began with an interesting field trip to Magdeburg, the capital of the Saxony-Anhalt lander. “We visited the Magdeburg cathedral, an amazing example of gothic architecture and the Grüne Zitadelle Magdeburg, a building designed by the famous architect Hundertwasser that showed us colorful facades, green roofs and wave-like shapes,” Ms. Bozena Schmidt describes.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the group spent all of their time at the host school. “This gave them the chance to participate in different lessons and have an impression of the German school system,” Ms. Ida Farkas says. Both groups were involved in creative activities, an art project and a theater project. The weather was good to enjoy outside activities in the afternoons.
“With this exchange, students have expanded their cultural knowledge of Germany,” Ms. Schmidt adds.