26 September 2022
A student exchange programme between Jersey and the US has been taking place
this month. Students from Oregon arrived in Jersey on 7 September, and Year 13
Hautlieu School students left for Baker City on Saturday 10 September.
Both students are spending a month studying at their exchange school. Year 13
students from Hautlieu School are studying at Oregon International School, while
students from Oregon study in Jersey at the same time.
Teachers from both schools
have accompanied the students on the programme.
The exchange allows students to continue their education uninterrupted, while also
experiencing a new culture. While in Jersey, Oregon students are studying Hautlieu’s
International Baccalaureate programme, visiting Jersey’s abundance of Jersey Heritage
Sites, camping at the Crabbe Centre, as well as venturing to France to see the
Normandy landing beaches.
Meanwhile, Jersey students visiting Oregon are participating in a range of new sports
such as American Football, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and rafting in the
wildness of the Oregon mountains. They are also visiting local universities and
studying with their new friends on the Advanced Placement curriculum (a preuniversity course).
Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Inna Gardiner, said: “I’d like to thank all
the staff – both at Hautlieu and at Baker International School – for making this
“They are giving students the opportunity to learn more about a different culture by
experiencing it first-hand. This is a wonderful gift, and I hope that both Oregon and
Jersey students are finding it a valuable experience.”
Nick Falle, Headteacher of Hautlieu School, said: “We strive to develop international
mindedness in our community and working and playing with our new Oregon friends
is an excellent way to gain an appreciation of new culture. I would like to thank our
colleagues at Oregon International School for their warm welcome as well as to the
external relations team at the Government of Jersey for helping to develop this school
partnership. I would also like to thank Deloitte, long term supporters of our
International Baccalaureate qualifications, for kindly hosting a welcome afternoon for
our guests on arrival.”