Cultural Exchange Trip with Sweden: Day 5

Six 8th grade students from Inly Middle School are abroad on a cultural exchange trip with Alvkullen Montessori School in Kungalv, Sweden. Inly’s Assistant Head of School, Julie Kelly-Detwiler, is chaperoning the trip and sends this update:

5/6/2011

We hope that a picture is worth a thousand words—if so, we’re sending thousands so you can see some happy, engaged, and probably very tired at this point, travelers.

Day 5 was spent at Marstrand—the Swedish equivalent to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard—but with a castle from the 1600s perched on top of the hill overlooking the town and the surrounding ocean.  It was a treat of a day that ended with a goodbye party at school hosted by the parents. Lots of eating, dancing, and bonding.

Below are pictures of each student with their host student—all of whom (with the exceptions of Jan’s who is in 8th grade) will be traveling to see us soon.

We begin our final day now as we head into Gothenburg. We’ll try for one more update before leaving for the plane tomorrow!

Have fun at the auction tonight. Bid up that middle school project!

Peace,
Julie and Melissa

Read Cultural Exchange Trip with Sweden: Days 1& 2 and Cultural Exchange Trip with Sweden: Days 3&4.

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