By: Online News F

Video Credit: John Neff and Isabella Fordin

Ravenscroft has been the host of the Spanish exchange groups for the past six years.

Every year, exchange students travel from Centro Escolar Amanecer in Alcrón, Madrid Spain to Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year was no different.

Students, ages fourteen through seventeen, stayed with Ravenscroft host families during their tenure at the school. They spent several days, participating in classes on campus and enjoying excursions off campus. Exchange students were in the United States from August 20th through September 3rd (Labor Day).

Exchange students discussed what they did in their free time. In fact, they had similar hobbies and interests to those of Ravenscroft students. The students from Madrid played sports, listened to music, read, and used Instagram and Snapchat.  They also enjoyed American music and sports, and some wanted to attend American universities. The exchange students experienced exactly what Ravenscroft high schoolers experience at school: they work hard; they enjoy extracurricular activities; and they spend time with their friends on the weekends.

Through the exchange, Ravenscroft students were able to experience another culture while finding similarities in their daily lives.