Another successful exchange concluded today. Auf Wiedersehen - Au Revoir - Farewell!
All partners and the teachers spent the day in the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park. This area south of the city was the location of the World Columbian Exposition in 1893. Today, the Museum of Science and Industry remains as one of two buildings in Chicago remembering the exposition. Other sights we visited were the Robie House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the University of Chicago Campus with the Booth Business School and the Oriental Institute, the Mansueto Library, built by German-born Helmut Jahn and constructed entirely by German engineers with glass and metal structures from Germany. This state-of-the-art library houses its collections five stories deep underground. Lastly, we visited the sight of the first artificial self-sustained nuclear chain-reaction which lead to the development of the atomic bomb in WWII. It is commemorated by a statue on campus.
During the week, the exchange students explored the city with their teachers.
The visitors spent all day in class with their partners but also met students in other grade levels who study German at the LFC for conversations and games. During our lunch party, our principal Eric Veteau, the secondary director Vincent Aimé and other administrators greeted our guests warmly. Everyone received a complementary LFC-T-Shirt from the Dean of students, Mme Saint-Omer.
Our exchange students from Munich arrived to an anxiously waiting group of LFC students and parents.