French Exchange 2016

This week St Francis College is hosting seven French students from Lycée St Vincent, Paris as part of our annual French exchange programme.

The students arrived in Cork on Friday 1st April with their Irish exchange partners who were returning home after a ten day visit to Paris. During their stay in France our students had the opportunity to attend school and to enjoy excursions to Paris and Fontainebleau and also travelled to Normandy to see the impressive Mont St Michel.

The seven French students are adapting well to life in an all boys’ school and are thoroughly enjoying our range of sporting activities. On Thursday they will oppose our students in a tennis tournament and on Friday they will challenge us in the Lycée St Vincent V Lycée St Francis soccer match, which has become somewhat of a tradition. Competition is mounting as the French students hope to smash our unbeaten record. May the best Saint win!

On Wednesday the French students will visit UCC and learn about George Boole, the forefather of the digital age and on Friday they will visit the Blackrock Castle Observatory.

We extend a warm welcome to our exchange students and we wish them un très bon séjour.

Check out some photos below