09 Jan Student Exchanges at Transylvania College
As a global member of Round Square, Transylvania College offers a large variety of activities to support the 6 IDEALS. Fostering the holistic development of each student and laying great emphasis on international understanding, our school is actively involved in the Round Square Student Exchange Programme.
Over the past years, Transylvania College hosted both exchange students and gap-year students coming from all over the world.
In the first term of the 2017-18 academic year, our school was attended by two exchange students:
Kamryn Norton, from St. Stithian’s College in South Africa and Alexandra Anderson, from Scotch Oakburn College in Australia. The girls were both hosted at the Transylvania College Boarding House, where they had the opportunity to get to know all the boarders and make meaningful friendships, to get actively involved in the life of the boarding community and have a better understanding of the Romanian culture.
Kamryn Norton attended classes in Year 12 for 8 weeks at Transylvania College, from the 2nd October until her departure on the 30th November. She was a great addition to the Year 12 community and participated in the classes of chosen subjects with great interest. Kam had planned for an exchange for over a year and when she found out that she was going to Transylvania, she was really excited about the opportunity she was given. She was fascinated by the culture, the heritage, the landmarks and the old buildings she saw in our city. By the middle of November, the weather turned cold and Kamryn got the chance to experience snowfall for the first time in her life. According to her testimonial, she had a great time in Romania and she hopes she will return here one day.
Alexandra Anderson spent 4 weeks at our school and likewise Kamryn, she too joined Year 12.
Despite the cold weather throughout mid-November until her departure on the 20th December, Alex had a great time in Romania. Her favorite subject that she studied while at Transylvania College was Sociology and during the bank holiday of 30th November to 2nd December, she had the chance to travel to Salina Turda and spend a few snowy days in our school’s camp resort in Baisoara Mountain Resort.
In the following months we look forward to hosting more exchange students at Transylvania College from different schools all over the world, as follows: In January, Irmak Tankurt will arrive from ENKA Schools in Turkey, Istambul; in March we are expecting Ronja Kuch from Birklehoff, Germany; in April Hanna Miller from St. Philips College in Australia. Meanwhile our students are signed up for exchanges in different schools in Germany, Australia and England.