Stanford Lake College has been involved in Round Square for many years. It’s a programme where students are exchanged between SLC and countries around the world.
This time three exchange students, all 16 years of age, are in Grade 10 at SLC. They are Tess Paillé from Toronto in Canada and Paula Herrera with Martina Forero from Bogotá in Colombia.
Their two months are almost up and they have loved being in the Magoebaskloof. The Colombian girls are particularly impressed as they live in the middle of built-up bustling Bogotá with no view like found at SLC. Living in hostel is also a new experience for the Colombians as hostels are foreign to schools in that country.
Their mother tongue is Spanish and they say that their English has improved remarkably. The three spend weekends and are cared for by three local families. They are the Egan family in Haenertsburg and the Ngobeni and Lombard families in Tzaneen.
None of them have ever been to South Africa before and they all hope to return one day to see more of the beauty of this country.