By Nisha Ahmad, Emerald Heights International School, Indore
“A group of 18 students and 3 teachers from Fenestra, Private Art School, St. Petersburg visited Emerald Heights International School under AFS India International Class Exchange Program.
During the program, the students and the teachers were taken to historical places around Indore such as Mandu and Maheshwar. The group also visited Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh and visited Sanchi Stupas. The school had also arranged a trip for them to Agra to see the Taj, which was a dream come true for them.
To give the students the cultural experience, the host school organized Hindi classes, music class as well as art and craft class.
The school also organized a food fest for the Russian students where they were introduced to the vast Indian cuisine. To give them a wholesome experience of various Indian cuisine, the school arranged their lunch every day on different Indian state cuisine. The diversity was highly appreciated by the students. In the evenings, the students were looked after by the host parents and families and another exposure to Indian culture was provided. The program was a great success thoroughly lived and enjoyed by both the Indian and Russian schools.”