La Colina School Goes Abroad!
The Big Apple. Seven students and two teachers from Colombia walk together in the Fifth Avenue. They stop from time to time to take some pictures, shop around or grab something to eat. Central Park is not far from there, so they decide to walk up to the 57th Street. They take a look and realize that it might take too long to walk around the park so they talk to each other, check their pockets for money and make up their minds: they are not going to walk. They will rent some tandem bikes and ride them around the park.
Challenges and Educational Opportunities of an International Exchange Program
The best educational programs are those which consistently pose challenges to the schools that fully commit to them. It is my personal belief, that this is the case of internationalism. Although we, at Olinca, recognize the importance of different levels in which international schools must develop, we are convinced that truly being an international school does not only imply being members of different international organizations or offering a curriculum that is both internationally and nationally recognized and assessed. For us, being international goes far beyond that. From the moment that our school was founded (almost 39 years ago), not only have we
believed in the importance of international academic qualifications, but more importantly, in our international exchange program. This program allows us to bring real intercultural experiences into the immediate experience of our students and, we believe, that is what makes it important.
Education is the best instrument to build a better world. Living in peace is achieved by working together and celebrating our cultural diversity and similarity.