Our club has sponsored a delightful young man as our exchange student, Ben Charles. Ben attends Yea Secondary College and is spending a year in Switzerland, adapting to their way of life and and attending school and he I am sure he will enjoy a life changing experience.
We will keep you all updated with Ben's happenings here!
Ben's 2nd quarter report in July 2018
Report on Ben's school and classes he studies. June 2018
Report and photos from Ben in May 2018
Report and photos from Ben in Marh 2018
On 4 Feb 2018, at 9:21 am, Benjamen Charles wrote:
Sorry I haven't written you an email earlier, but I have just gotten back from my language camp and I unfortunately didn't have any internet there.
The flight over here thankfully went very smoothly and there were no problems. My host family are amazing, we've already done so much even though i've really only been with them for about four days. In the last two or so weeks i've been doing so much and have had so many new experiences already. In the language camp I learnt so much with all of the other exchange students, we also got to go to a few pretty amazing places such as the Reihnfals which is the biggest waterfall in Switzerland. We did tour around Bischoszell with the night guards and they told us heaps of stories about how things used to run in the town, and how everything used to look. We also got to see a massive bell that ways about 4 tons, and we saw some of the most amazing buildings and paintings, including the second oldest library in the world, and one of the largest and most amazing churches i've ever seen. Also for Australia day me and one of my new friends decided to go for a swim in one of the rivers, and honestly it was the coldest I have ever been in my entire life, I highly don't recommend it. After all this I am completely exhausted, however I don't have much time to recover as I have to be up at 6:00 tomorrow morning to go to Austria for a week on a ski camp. Again im not sure if i'll have any internet at the ski camp but i'll make sure to write you an email again as soon as possible.