Educational exchange programmes are increasing, especially in Bombay
After the exchange between St. Xavier High School and Our Lady of Tilloye de Compiègne School, Ruia College welcomes the French students of Landivisiau who welcomed Indian students in May.
14 students of the Department of French of Ramnarain Ruia College, under the direction of Vasumathi Badrinathan, Head of Department of French, went to France in May for two weeks, within the framework of an exchange program with the Holy Spirit High School, Landivisiau.
In Brittany, the students participated in various educational activities, including discussions, debates, presentations and attended courses taken by French students. Several visits were planned like the one to Mont Saint Michel and of course fine dining with croissants, baguettes and a Breton specialty, kouign - amann.
Students had periodic sessions with their teacher to analyze and better understand their experience. The highlight of this experience: stay with French families - a great opportunity to fight prejudice.
The trip ended with a three-day visit to Paris and a wonderful reception at the Alliance Française foundation hosted by Isabelle Morieux and an interesting exchange with a specialist in phonetics, M. Le Bougnec.
Surprise: An interview with the students at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, by the French channel France 2 ... Ruia College students have really enjoyed this trip and increased their language skills and intercultural exchange. Applying in real life what they learned in class was a great experience for them.
From August 15th to 29th, the French high school students were in Bombay. The programme included lectures, presentations, visits within Mumbai: Matunga, Kotachiwadi, Parsi Colony, Dharavi, Lalbaug, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Karnala, nursery Go-Green; Yusuf Meherally Centre: Centre for rural employment, Yoga Institute, founded in 1918, among
the oldest in the world, the Garden of Palms and Samarth Mandir Vyayam: traditional sports institute.
These educational exchanges reinforce the desire to advance in French for the Indians in English for the French, and help in developing an open mind that will guide them for the rest of their lives.