Cultural Exchange

For almost 30 years, Gib Gate has nurtured a warm connection with Hokuriku Gakuin Elementary School, in Kanazawa, Japan.

Through this exchange, students learn a new language, find friends overseas and develop respect and understanding for another culture.

Students engage with the school and its students in weekly Skype sessions. And in Year 5 or Year 6, Gib Gate students can even go on an 8-day tour of Japan, hosted by Hokuriku Gakuin Elementary School.

We also invite Hokuriku Gakuin Elementary School students to visit Gib Gate, where our students are generous hosts.

My biggest adventure at Gib Gate was going on the Japan trip and staying with my host family. It was an adventure learning the ways Japanese people live and trying new foods that I had never even heard of before.

Year 6 Student