Overseas Trips at Mazenod College

 

Students at Mazenod College are given the opportunity to study either Italian, Japanese or Chinese (Mandarin).

In order to make their experience of language learning as authentic as possible, students are encouraged to practise their language at every opportunity. To this end, Mazenod College has formed relationships with a sister school in Osaka, Japan and with Language Schools in Milan, Italy and Beijing, China.

In recent years we have hosted Japanese students who have been warmly welcomed by our community and billeted in students’ homes. Our students have also had the opportunity to travel to Italy, China and to Japan. Study tours to each country are organised in alternate years. Apart from the obvious opportunity to practise language, these Study Tours provide a wonderful opportunity to foster understanding and empathy between different cultures and many enduring friendships have formed.