Around 400 Year 9 learners take part in the program in Nanjing each year.
At our own purpose-built facility in Nanjing, participants of the Internationalism Program undertake a structured program of interrelated themes around heritage, work, family, education, and environment.
Key to this program are the links established with Nanjing Middle School (the high school affiliated with Nanjing Normal University) and the Shuren International School. These links provide our learners with opportunities to come to know Chinese learners and their families and to learn about the patterns of their daily lives. Learners also undertake excursions to Beijing, Shanghai and other sites of cultural importance in Jiangsu Province.
Students who elect not to spend time in Nanjing may undertake an alternative unit of study based in Melbourne, designed to provide learners with opportunities to understand Australia’s global connections and patterns of cultural, economic, social and environmental activity, particularly in reference to Asia.
Learning and Choice Journeys in Year 9 helps to prepare learners for VCE by empowering them to take control over their learning and development.