Global Horizons

From Global Exchange Student trips or a term in Veyrines to supporting overseas charities and winning places at overseas universities – read the girls’ stories.

Global Horizons

Australian Exchange Experience

As professional development opportunities go, a staff exchange with a school in Australia has to be an attractive proposition for anyone and Miss Kayleigh Anger, Head of Drama (Curriculum) jumped at the chance and set off for the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne for three weeks during the summer holidays.

Discover 05/09/19

AGS House trip to Myanmar

The biennial AGS House trip to Myanmar gave girls and staff the opportunity to meet the children that their fundraising efforts for their House Charity, Hope Asia are helping and to see the sights of this beautiful country. 

Discover 19/08/19

Aisholt girls set off for India

A group of 17 girls from Aisholt House set off for India to visit their House charity, Reality Gives which they have supported with fundraising events throughout the year and to see the sights of the Golden Triangle.

Discover 07/08/19

House trip to Malawi

Throughout the year, Holcombe House supports its House charity, Open Arms Malawi with fundraising events and the biennial House Trip to Malawi gave the girls the opportunity to see the work of the charity for themselves and to experience the country known as the ‘warm heart of Africa’.  

Discover 31/07/19

Global Exchange Students visit Shanghai

A recent addition to the Global Schools’ Exchange Programme is the YK PAO School on the outskirts of Shanghai, in China, which offered an exciting cultural and educational experience for Lower Fifth girls, Hilary and Vasilisa who spent two weeks at the international school in April 2019. 

Discover 08/07/19

Global Exchange Students in the Netherlands  

Although it is the closest partner school in distance to Downe House, Dr Nassau College certainly offers a world of cultural differences and an opportunity to experience the rightfully famous Dutch hospitality. Lower Fifth girls, Tilly and Ayanfe travelled to Dr Nassau College in the city of Assen to spend a week immersed in Dutch life during the Easter holidays. 

Discover 04/07/19

Veyrines: Adventures in France

Every Lower Fourth girl spends a term in Veyrines, France at our rural farmhouse school. Read about the girls' latest adventures.

Discover 02/07/19

Stateside Exchange

Girls in the Lower Fifth are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on their Global Exchange destination with 16 partner schools across six continents, but the lure of America is always strong! Charlotte and Hannah chose a girls’ boarding and day school, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, founded in 1869 and nestled in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts.

Discover 13/06/19

Diaries of two Global Exchange Students at Westover School

Going to school in the States attracted Alice and Maddi who chose to go to Westover School in Connecticut for their Global Schools’ Exchange Experience. They spent three weeks at Westover going to school and staying with their Exchange Buddy’s family at the weekends. 

Discover 25/05/19

Global Exchange students visit Houses of Parliament

Two of this term’s visiting Global Exchange students, Amruta and Manavi from Mayo College Girls’ School in Rajhastan enjoyed the golden opportunity of a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Discover 20/05/19

Diaries of two Global Exchange Students in New Zealand 

Out of the different countries on offer to the girls taking part in the Global Schools’ Exchange Programme, New Zealand is by far the furthest away in terms of flight time, but the option to attend the Waikato Diocesan School (known as Dio) in Hamilton is always a popular one.  

Discover 18/05/19

Geography field trip to Iceland

The Fifth Form Geography students set off on a residential field trip to Iceland that packs in many of the geographical wonders that Iceland has to offer; spectacular glaciers, volcanic mountains, wild gorges, stunning waterfalls, geysers and a raft of other geothermal features. 

Discover 02/04/19

Visits & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House, is to come and experience it for yourself – arrange a visit or join us for one of our Open Mornings?