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Belvedere hosts Bostonians

belvo_boston_01For two weeks in April, Belvedere College hosted 12 students and 2 teachers from Boston College High (BCH), USA. This was the first ever such exchange between both Colleges. During their stay in Ireland the BCH staff and students attended daily classes and special modules on James Joyce, Irish scientific discoveries, debating, and traditional Irish cooking. They went on tours, made weekend retreats, shared community care reviews and TEFL teaching, and tasted their hosts’ involvement in Lourdes, St Vincent de Paul work and the Youth Club. Through the Dublin families who hosted them, they learned something of Irish norms and values. Thanks to everyone’s efforts the exchange succeeded brilliantly, and has a future. Next October, sixteen Belvedere students will live for two weeks with host families in Boston whilst attending BCH.