French exchange students visit Alpharetta

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Twenty-two French exchange students from the Lycee Saint-Jean Hulst in Versailles, France recently experienced American culture and life at an American high school.

The student exchange was organized with the cooperation of Alpharetta High School teacher Katherine Rozei and Saint-Jean Hulst teachers Benedicte Applegate and Brigitte Bonnet.

From Oct. 18 – 28, the French students stayed with AHS host families and shadowing their host brother or sister’s class schedules.

In addition to interacting with AHS French classes, the French students had had an opportunity to learn about theater tech, culinary arts, the Morning Show (broadcast news) and yearbooks.

The students were also able to compare their systems of student government with the AHS Student Government.

Outside of class, the French students have attended a student performance of “The Crucible,” a football game and learned how to trick-or-treat at an after-school French Club Halloween party.

The exchange students took two field trips to Atlanta to visit the Martin Luther King Center, the Aquarium, the World of Coke, the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Tech and Stone Mountain.

Alpharetta students will be going to Lycee Saint-Jean Hulst in April 2018 to learn about French culture and schools.


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