29 January 2016

Cholmondeley welcomes new international students


Cholmondeley values the opportunities for mutual learning international exchange provides. For several years the Centre has hosted students from around the world, acting as both a promoter and beneficiary of cross-cultural exchange and collaborative approaches to enhancing practice.

M and K w caption P2030052Mimoun Ezzamouri and Kim Kramer are both in the final year of their Social Pedagogy degree at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The relationship between the University and Cholmondeley has existed since 2011, with Cholmondeley having hosted several students during that time.

Both Mimoun and Kim are excited to see social pedagogy applied in the context of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and to experience Adventure Based Learning in the unique natural environment of Governors Bay.

Saskia w caption P2040062In addition, Cholmondeley's newest “vollie” (ACVE volunteer), Saskia Huber, has arrived from Germany and joins three existing ACVE volunteers Pauline Gassman (Germany), Felix Gassman (Austria), and Julian Kirchner (Germany).

All three new arrivals joined the Cholmondeley team for professional development week after being welcomed with a mihi whakatau. It was a fun and engaging way to begin their time at Cholmondeley and a chance to meet the whole team. 

Cholmondeley accepts international volunteers via Aotearoa Cultural Volunteer Exchange (ACVE) programme. To learn more, visit the ACVE website.

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