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On September 15th, our CCB doors were opened to greet three exchange students from South Africa: Khanyi Brauns and Erin Moodley from Durban Girls’ College, and Daniel Redfern from Clifton School. During their stay, they have been hosted by the students Keana Reeves, Daniela Rámirez, and Alejandro González, with whom they also share several eleventh-grade classes.

Throughout these weeks, the South African students have enjoyed a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities, exchanged cultural knowledge, and made new friendships. They have expressed their delight with the CCB experience, highlighting the kindness of the people and the excitement of having new friends.

On September 25th, they embarked on a tour of Cali’s most prominent tourist spots, including the Canchas Panamericanas, La Ermita Church, Boulevard del Río, and the La Merced Museum. Daniel expressed his fascination with the visit to the La Merced Colonial and Religious Art Museum, while Khanyi and Erin particularly enjoyed the lemonade and “cholado,” a local frozen dessert.

Khanyi, Erin, and Daniel appear cheerful when talking about their time at CCB. Amid laughter, they express that the most exciting part of the exchange has been meeting new people.

The goal of this intercultural experience is to contribute to the personal growth of our student community, as it is through these encounters that their global perspectives expand to new horizons.


El 15 de septiembre nuestras puertas se abrieron para recibir a tres estudiantes de intercambio que vinieron de Sudáfrica: Khanyi Brauns y Erin Moodley del Durban Girls’ College y Daniel Redfern del Clifton School. Durante su estancia han sido hospedados por los estudiantes/anfitriones Keana Reeves, Daniela Rámirez y Alejandro González, con quienes también comparten varias clases de grado once.

Durante estas semanas, los estudiantes sudafricanos han disfrutado de una amplia variedad de actividades académicas y extracurriculares, la oportunidad de intercambiar saberes culturales y hacer nuevas amistades. Se han mostrado encantados con la experiencia CCB, destacando la amabilidad de las personas y la emoción de tener nuevos amigos.

El pasado 25 de septiembre emprendieron un recorrido por los lugares turísticos más destacados de Cali, incluyendo las Canchas Panamericanas, la Iglesia La Ermita, el Boulevard del Río y el museo La Merced. Daniel expresó su fascinación por la visita al Museo de Arte Colonial y Religioso La Merced, mientras que Khanyi y Erin disfrutaron especialmente de la limonada y el cholado.

Khanyi, Erin y Daniel lucen alegres al hablar de lo que ha sido su paso por el CCB. Entre risas expresan que lo más emocionante del intercambio ha sido conocer nuevas personas. 

El objetivo de esta experiencia intercultural es contribuir al crecimiento personal de nuestra comunidad estudiantil, pues es a partir de estos encuentros que su visión para entender el mundo se expande a nuevos horizontes. 

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