There are many great personal rewards for pupils who participate in this truly global experience: learning a foreign language, experiencing a new and enriching culture, mixed with a sense of adventure and greater personal maturity are just some of the direct benefits.
Upper School pupils may participate in exchange programmes every year with other Round Square schools around the world. Markham pupils attend classes and participate in everyday school life while living with their exchange partner’s family, or in the school’s boarding facilities. Exchanges are usually arranged for a period of one to two months, January to March. Markham exchange pupils are expected to host a foreign pupil for one bimester as part of this reciprocal exchange.
Exchanges that have taken place include the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Thailand.