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Global Exchange Program

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Mission

Study and Experience Life in another culture with the goal of becoming global citizens.

What is a Global Exchange?

The CSN Global Exchange Program is available to students in grades seven through eleven in conjunction with our sister schools, the American School of Valencia in Valencia, Spain and the Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany. CSN students apply to visit one of these locations for two weeks, living with a host family, attending school, and getting to know their destinations with their host family. CSN students reciprocate this experience when they welcome their host student to our campus in Naples for two weeks.

Why Exchange?

Our students are on the go, both with their own families and via CSN opportunities – so why Exchange when they already experience Travel? Exchange offers an added layer of cultural adaptation, forces students to move away from their daily comfort zone, and promotes real world problem solving. Empathy is enhanced when our students begin to view their actions in the eyes of their hosts as well as when they consider how to make their visitor comfortable and happy in their own home. An Exchange is very different than a Travel experience and we are proud to commit ourselves to the relationships the Exchanges have developed with our sister schools over the years.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Fabiola von Hollen

Germany

Student visit Bavarian International School (BIS), where they are taught in English and follow the IB curriculum.

Spain

Students experience Fallas, a festival that features parades, floats, and massive fireworks displays that celebrate St. Joseph and the start of spring.