Indo-France Exchange Program 2019
A Cultural Exchange Program was organized by Le Frehindi in Nantes & Paris, France between 20 May 2019- 28 May 2019. Four of our curious & enthusiastic students - Kritika Vatsa (VIII), Garima Vatsa (XI), Gauri Seth & Ritik Raj (X) along with faculty member Ms. Divya Sood grabbed the opportunity to attend Collège Salvador Allende in Nantes, Paris. Each student was hosted by the French students and their families. While the Indian students became the ambassadors of their country to share all the richness of their customs & traditions, the French went out of their way to make this stay a memorable one by organizing endless activities such as, cooking, music lessons, dance, role play, hand ball, yoga apart from the regular classroom teaching. They ensured that their Indian friends discovered their entire region by taking them to beautiful castles, theme parks, the river side and to Buren's rings on Loire River. Attending class was a unique experience too as was the city tour. Biding Adieu was the most difficult part for all of us. Students exchanged small gifts to express their gratitude and shared their contact details to strengthen their connections.
A picturesque bus journey from Nantes to Paris left everyone spellbound. Students were greeted with spectacular architecture, art galleries in the exciting city of Paris. They enjoyed the cruise on river Seine. Attractions such as Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and The Louvre Museum were also visited by them. Our students, in many ways, became a part of the culture and society of France.