HHS Welcomes Korean Exchange Students


On January 20, students at Harborfields High School welcomed eight Korean high school exchange students. They greeted their guests with a special welcome reception, during which the Harborfields students presented on a variety of topics. They provided an overview of academics, student leadership, extracurricular activities, and the transition between high school and higher-level education at Harborfields High School.
Following the presentations, the Korean students had many questions for their American peers and noted that the biggest difference between the two cultures was the structure of their school day. In Korea, a typical high school day consists of eight straight hours of academics, with almost no extracurricular activities or sports.
The exchange students then had an opportunity to take part in a chemistry class to see first-hand how an American high school classroom operates. The Harborfields chemistry students welcomed their peers by saying “hello” in Korean.
The Korean students’ visit to Harborfields was coordinated through Mahanaim in Huntington and was part of a month-long trip to the United States.