PEPY Students Explain Value of Cross-Cultural Exchange

Friday, June 2018
by Kaia Smith

From June 11th-15th, PEPY welcomed students from TASIS (The American School in Switzerland) for an exchange program full of dancing, teaching, food tasting, photo taking, and friendship making. But the most enriching lessons came from the conversations students had and the friendships they formed over the course of these activities. Upon meeting each other, students from both groups were a bit nervous and shy, but they soon realized there was no reason to be. By the end of the week, everyone was sad to say goodbye. Despite very different backgrounds, educational experiences, languages, and culinary preferences, everyone learned that learning, laughter, and dialogue could bridge these divides and foster friendships.
Here is what some PEPY students had to say about the exchange:

Chiva
Theara
Pha
Kimlinh
Yung
TASIS Exchange