International Exchange Programme

Overseas Immersions

Through the SEA Programme, the College aims to provide staff and students with the opportunity to be involved in a range of social justice projects that, whilst allowing themselves to grow personally and learn through such experiences, assists to make the world a better place for those less fortunate than themselves. St Augustine’s College has supported many worthwhile projects over the past seven years including; TMMR Orphanage in the Philippines, ‘Who Will’ Village in Cambodia, the Disabled Services Association in Nepal and the VNCW Resource Centre in Vanuatu. Over approximately a two week period, staff and students have the opportunity to be immersed in another culture and walk alongside those less fortunate than themselves. Through first hand experiences participants will be challenged physically, emotionally and spiritually.

International Exchange Programme

An international exchange is offered to our Year 10 students. These International Exchange Programmes are both educationally and personally beneficial.  The opportunity to share community with a family from another country is a wonderful prospect. By staying in a host family’s home, sharing meals, exchanging views and participating in daily activities, the students will learn far more about their way of life than ever possible by reading a book or travelling as a tourist. In the past, students have returned from these exchanges with a tremendous sense of accomplishment and a renewed ability to develop independent opinions and make informed decisions.

2016 exchanges include visits to Malvern Preparatory School, Philadelphia and Glenstal Abbey, Limerick.

Glenstal Abbey: http://www.glenstal.com

Malvern Preparatory School: https://www.malvernprep.org