This spring, Burroughs hosted 21 students and three teachers from Max-Reger-Gymnasium, our new sister school in Amberg, Germany. The two-week exchange program offers a wonderful opportunity for students from both schools to broaden their horizons and learn about different cultures.
The exchange program was overseen by Olga Stafford (Modern Languages), who worked tirelessly to make it a fulfilling experience for all involved. Frau Stafford organized a number of activities for the German students that allowed them to explore all that Burroughs and St. Louis have to offer.
Some highlights from the German students' trip included attending prom, learning about watercolor in the painting & drawing studio, and taking in a St. Louis Cardinals game. The students also had plenty of time to hang out with each and their host families while learning more about daily life in the U.S.
The German students also had the opportunity to share some of their own culture with their American hosts. They donned traditional Bavarian attire and performed a traditional Bavarian dance in assembly, which they later taught to a group of German 7 students.
JBS students were also treated to a special music assembly featuring Moritz Bauer, who performed "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars. Moritz previously appeared on The Voice Kids, a German reality TV show, alongside his younger siblings.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the inaugural exchange program between Burroughs and Max-Reger-Gymnasium a success!