British Exchange Students Experience South Georgia Culture

By: Kim Carapucci Email
By: Kim Carapucci Email

From the U.K. to the U.S.A., a few British teenagers have traveled far to come and experience South Georgia's culture.

More than a dozen Valdosta Middle Schoolers are hosting exchange students this week.

They'll work on academic projects together and learn all about our most important traditions... including football.

Many of the Brits commented on how cordial Valdostans seem to be.

"Friendly people. They're so nice. I mean, I wanna move here! Everyone says hello! Ohhh! said British Exchange Student Chloe Poynter.

"It's incredible to be able to experience another culture and I've heard that all our problems come from ignorance, like not knowing about other countries and other cultures and it's just really opened my eyes to a new perspective," said Kaki Clements, Valdosta Middle School Host Student.

Tuesday the students got to tour Bazemore-Hyder Stadium and the Wildcat Museum.

The exchange students said it was interesting to see the trophies, but they admit they don't quite understand the game.

After school, the American students taught the British students how to play their beloved sport.

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  • by Mary Katherine on Feb 3, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    I'm sorry...treated for injuries?! They are all fine. We played a mixed version of rugby, british football, and american football. There were no injuries
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