Nearly every year Belmont Hill welcomes exchange students from fellow boys’ schools in Spain, South Africa, and Australia. We have longstanding partnerships with Colegio de Fomento Montearagón (Zaragoza, Spain) and Bishops Diocesan College (Cape Town, South Africa), as well as a more recent, student-initiated partnership with Shore School (Sydney, Australia). Every year boys from these schools jump at the opportunity to experience life on our American campus.
While reciprocal exchange is encouraged, students who wish to host, but have conflicts preventing summer travel, may also participate. That said, Belmont Hill boys who have gone on exchange have loved the experience.
Gavin Colbert ‘18, Spain exchange participant: “I am having an absolutely amazing time here! We saw Madrid and went to a Real Madrid soccer match and Fernando and his family are so nice! His school is definitely different than Belmont Hill and the students are a little more "rambunctious" in class but they are very funny and sincere in small groups and after school. I have already picked up a lot of Spanish, it's like my brain switched to Spanish mode and I can understand a lot even when they are speaking very, very fast. To be honest it is a little difficult to switch between languages...a good lesson about empathy for immigrants.”