UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Fairfield Country Day students return from Spain

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fairfield Country Day students return from Spain

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Six Fairfield Country Day students recently returned from a three week study program in Spain. The purpose of the exchange program is to provide Upper School students at Fairfield Country Day School with a linguistic and cultural immersion experience. By immersing themselves in a foreign culture, Country Day students develop independence, self-confidence, cultural sensitivity, Spanish language skills, and a broader worldview. 
The Country Day students attended school in Zaragoza, Spain while staying with host families. FCDS students shadowed their host brothers’ courses, and they participated in every aspect of a Spanish student’s academic experience. After school, students spent time with their host families and on the weekends, host families were eager to share their country with our students.
The reciprocal part of the exchange program takes place in the fall when students from Spain come to Fairfield Country Day School for three weeks to experience our community and culture. The visiting Spanish students quickly become immersed in school life and provide many learning opportunities for all Country Day boys.
PHOTO: L to R: Donal Lowsley-Williams (Fairfield), Charlie Thompson (Southport), Sebastien Zeman (Westport), Griffin Garvey (Fairfield), Quinn Cahill (Redding), Jay Figueroa (Fairfield); Back row: Pen Vineyard, Upper School Spanish teacher
Fairfield Country Day School is a private, independent school for boys in grades pre-K through 9. Fairfield Country Day has been at the forefront of boys’ education since 1936, providing an active learning environment in which every boy excels. At Country Day a student’s success is a deliberate combination of dedicated faculty who get to know each boy as an individual; a broad-based, balanced curriculum of academics, music, arts, and athletics that engages the whole boy; and facilities that enhance learning and foster meaningful relationships between the boys and their teachers, from pre-K through 9th grade.


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