When: Day 5, Thursday, July 19, 12:30-1:30 during lunch
Olympiad Executive Director David Madden was an exchange student for 6 months in Vienna, Austria in 1998-1999. Olympiad Staff Member Susan Madden was an exchange student in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1968. Not only are David and Susan still fluent respectively in German and Portuguese from their experiences, but they both credit their time abroad as high school exchange students with AFS Intercultural Programs as helping them get into university, gain confidence as travelers and world citizens, and leading to lifelong friendships. If you are at all curious as to opportunities as an exchange student, please come and hear a bit more about what it’s like to set off for life in a new country with a new family and a new school. Be careful, though – your life might never be the same again – ours sure weren’t!