For many of the students who have taken part in the Cairo-Copenhagen [CC] exchange program, it’s become a bridge to lifelong friendships that both the Danish and Egyptian students cherish and protect.
The assembly of the class in the beginning of the year brought together passionate students who, throughout the year’s progress, were strengthening and depending on each other. Every person in the class had a solid sense of trust towards the other.
During the Egyptian students’ trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, students were excited about the tours. They walked through the city streets, churches, historical monuments, and shops. They even gathered with the locals at the queen’s palace to wish her a happy birthday – how cool is that?
PE sessions with the Danes were filled with fun and engaging activities; they danced, played basketball, and badminton.
After the school day was done, students went to a cafe to exchange thoughts on a variety of topics. They were interested in understanding each others views on topics such as religion, relationships, ways of life, and their nation’s economies; whether they agreed or disagreed, some of the responses were received with a great deal of surprise.
The experience was fruitful, educational and fun! It was definitely one that was appreciated by everyone and highly recommend to all students of NIS-American and Rynesteen Gymnasium.
Take a look through our eyes…
When the Danish counterparts came to Egypt, our goal was to welcome them with same warmth and excitement they showed us in Denmark. Thanks to the CC program, we gained friends and made memories that we will keep.
The above pictures show us warmly welcoming the Danes from the trip to here.
Meeting again, we all cherished our reunion, and had a great time scavenging the beauty of some of the historical, and very entertaining locations including the Moez street, Khan El Khalili, Felfela, Alexandria, and the vast temples of Luxor and Aswan.
During our time together as exchange students, and friends, we still have a recollection of some great moments we had with each other. The short intermissions we had from our schools allowed us to take a few breaths and refresh ourselves. We also got to meet some of the very charming and humorous natives.