Students Set to Travel to Japan for Inaugural Exchange

MND is pleased to launch its inaugural cultural exchange with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur affiliate school, Seishin Girls’ High School, in Niigata, Japan. Seven students along with two staff members will travel to Japan on January 31, 2020 where they will spend two weeks as part of the exchange.

Students will visit cultural sites in Tokyo and Niigata, including temples, shrines, theme cafes and the Ghibli Museum.  They will also attend classes and learn about the Japanese educational system.  In preparation for the exchange, students took part in meetings to learn about Japanese culture as well as basic Japanese expressions.

MND Principal, Mrs. Karen Day comments, “We are so excited to be expanding our exchange program at MND.  One of the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Education calls us to embrace the gift of diversity.  What better way to experience the richness of our world-wide Notre Dame community than to visit, share and learn from our high school sisters on other continents!  Our global exchange programs bring to life the content that students learn in our classrooms as our traveling students share their amazing stories and experiences upon their return.”

The MND Exchange Program also includes Spanish Exchange opportunities with Santa Maria del Pilar Catholic School in Zaragoza, Spain and Colegio Villa Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile, as well as a French Exchange with Institution Sainte-Marie Catholic School in Belfort, France.

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