FCAC Welcome International Visitors
Fraser Coast Anglican College is preparing to welcome 130 international visitors from China, Japan and Hong Kong to the Fraser Coast in March, as part of their short term International Program.
“It is with great pleasure and pride that we welcome these students and teachers to our College and the Fraser Coast region” said FCAC Principal Mrs Leisa Harper.
One of these groups includes 15 students and 2 teachers from Ikuno High School in Osaka, Japan. The College has welcomed students from Osaka for the past four years. During their stay, students enjoy many different activities and experiences not only at the College, but in the community as a whole.
“During their stay, students and their teachers visit local businesses and restaurants, and enjoy all the wonderful things the Fraser Coast has to offer such as the Discovery Sphere, whale watching, local beaches and tourist attractions. They also tour Fraser Island.” Mrs Harper said. “We are proud we can offer the students such a wonderful experience, while at the same time supporting local businesses and tourism ventures,” Mrs Harper added.
The children also fully immerse themselves into the College environment, attending classes and engaging with different activities. “It is delightful to witness the sharing of cultures and sharing of experiences between our students and our visitors. It is an enriching learning opportunity that we are delighted to offer.” Mrs Harper said.
Students stay with local families as part of the College’s homestay program. The program allows the students to receive the comfort and support of a local family, while, at the same time, learning about the local culture and community. They also enjoy the opportunity to improve their English speaking skills. “We are very grateful to our local community for their support in this way,” Mrs Harper said.
“These students take home very fond memories of our entire Fraser Coast community, our environment and relaxed culture. They make many friends and establish connections that will continue long after their school years have completed.” Mrs Harper added.
The College will also welcome additional students from Japan, Hong Kong and China over the coming months. Later in the year, we are proud to be hosting approximately another 300 international visitors from around the world including Austria, Belgium, Italy, and Germany.
If you are interested in participating in our homestay program, please contact the College administration on P: 4124 5411.