Oakhill’s exchange programme started in 2013 when an exchange partnership was established with Gordonstoun School in Scotland. The programme has since expanded and continues to grow as we strive to establish a wider global network of exchanges. Grade 9 and 10 students from Oakhill participate in the exchange programme.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
We regard exchange as important, even crucial. It forces students out of their comfort zone in a manner that is exciting rather than threatening. It brings them into contact with different people, cultures, systems and countries. They experience the selection process, the sometimes mind-numbing yet vital bureaucratic requirements, saying goodbye to loved ones, the thrill of the unknown, missing home but learning to manage their emotions, forging new friendships, and returning to share their adventure. They learn of and from others, but also of themselves.
We strive to facilitate diverse and unique experiences for our students – we want them to learn but also to simply have fun by immersing themselves in the positive experiences on offer. Ultimately, we want students to return from exchange with a willingness and ability to share what they’ve experienced, so that the entire Oakhill community may benefit from the exchange.
Our exchange partners and initiatives are scattered across the globe from England and Europe, to India and Argentina.