International Perspective

International Trips and Exchanges

With passports, suitcases and dictionaries at the ready, TFS students are travelling the world. International trips have been a beloved institution at TFS for more than 40 years, awakening our students’ international perspective.

Whether it’s a language immersion trip to Switzerland, a service project in Peru, or a classical, musical tour of Italy, students will have opportunities to hone their language skills, make lasting friendships with their peers from TFS and their hosts abroad and develop intercultural competencies and their leadership skills.

This is experiential learning at its best

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  • France

    We have the unique opportunity for individual students to take part in a reciprocal exchange program with one of our partner schools in France: Lycée Montaigne in Paris. Our ultimate goal is to be able to offer each student at TFS the opportunity to take part in an exchange at least once between Grade 6 and Level V. This special opportunity to attend another school, and become fully immersed in a different culture, has already opened doors and broadened horizons for students and families at TFS. Students will stay with host families, spend the day in class at Lycée Montaigne and visit local museums, markets and other historical sites.
  • Martinique

    Students from Grade 9 and 11 (Level II and IV) will learn about the history and culture of this local Caribbean population during this 12-days trip, while practising their French-language skills.
  • Spain

    In March, our Grade 10 (Level III) students will have the opportunity to spend a week in the beautiful city of Barcelona and discover what the Spanish culture has to offer. This trip is part of an exchange program with Bon Soleil, a French school from the region. The TFS community will be hosting our partner’s students in February.
  • India

    India, a country of abundant natural resources and beauty with ethnic diversity, is steeped in a rich vibrant culture. Our students will benefit from ME to WE’s excellent team-building and leadership modules and have opportunities to learn more about local development challenges and contribute to community-based improvement projects.
  • China

    In Shanghai, students will visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yu Garden, and the second tallest free-standing structure, Shanghai Tower. The group will enjoy a cooking class with professional Chinese chefs, learns archery and attends a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. In Beijing, the students will visit the famous sites of the Temple of Heaven, the Hutong, the Forbidden City and Lama Temple while having opportunities to practise their Mandarin and learn about the Chinese lifestyle, culture and traditions. Finally, students will visit Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China and was the starting point of the famous Silk Road. We are also working on setting a partnership with a school so our students can experience classroom learning. This trip is offered to learners of mandarin and to students who have an interest in the Chinese culture, traditions and history.
  • Switzerland

    This trip offers a language immersion experience to students in Grade 7. Exchange school Institute Florimont, like TFS, follows both the French national curriculum and the International Baccalaureate programs (the IB was founded in Switzerland, in fact), which means that the students there are learning the same curriculum, but in a completely different setting. Their excursions include tours of the United Nations, the Red Cross museum, a chocolate factory and the cities of Lausanne and Geneva.