St. Nicholas School and NDMC: A World of Learning Experience From the Cultural Exchange Program

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What started with “What if?” three years ago has now become a trendsetting program between two nations, worthy of emulating.

The concept was the brainchild of Fr. Ronnie L. Torres, OMI – Deputy Director for Foreign Language of St. Nicholas School in Phitsanulok, Thailand. Fr. Torres proposed the idea to Fr. Jonathan R. Domingo, OMI – NDMC President, who in turn reciprocated the proposal with positivity and high regard.

The rest is history. The Visiting Student Program/ Cultural Exchange Program is now on its second year of implementation.

This Academic Year, Mrs. Ellen Delosa, MSRED – Community Extension Directress and Ms. Clarez Charity Moskito, LPT – IBED Faculty are the guardians of the twelve Grade 10 students who flew to St. Nicholas School for an 8-day Visiting Student Program/ Cultural Exchange Program. The said program aims:

1. To involve visiting students in curriculum, school policy and school events discussion.

2. To experience teaching strategies and learning process in a different environment with different culture.

3. To establish network and linkages between faculty and students of the two institutions.

4. To understand best practices of each institutions.

The NDMC Student Delegation include:
1. Angelo Niño M. Abaquita
2. Jyrel Anjennette B. Albiso
3. Princess Jehan B. Antonio
4. Janelle B. Ardina
5. Allen Raen N. Chua
6. Anna Marie U. Cuan
7. Kate Nestlynne E. Egalin
8. Zoe Joy G. Garcenilla
9. Christine Yesha Nicole A. Regidor
10. Jannah Jenin J. Santos
11. Alianah Yesha B. Uy
12. Alyannah Hermione C. Wison
The Visiting Student Program/ Cultural Exchange Program Schedule of Activities was an interesting amalgamation of two cultures: the exchanging and appreciating pattern.

Day 1 * Orientation and Dinner with Host
Families

Day 2 * Formal Introduction and Welcoming
of NDMC Delegates
* Campus Tour
* Understanding Thai Culture

Day 3 * Integration of NDMC Students to
* English Program Classes
* Handling Social Studies Class to
English Program Students by the
NDMC Teachers
* Understanding Thai Language

Day 4 * Introduction of NDMC Delegation to
St. Nicholas Administration
* Integration of NDMC Students to the
Ordinary Department Classes
* Handling Social Studies Class to
English Program Students by the
NDMC Teachers
* Thai Dance Appreciation Classes

Day 5 * Thai Cooking Classes
* Visit to Wat Yay and Phitsanulok
Museum

Day 6 * Visit to Sukothai Historical Park and
Museum
* Farewell Dinner at St. Nicholas
English Program Closing Program

Day 7 * Travel to KhaoKho
* Travel Wat Pra Songkeaw
* Visit Windmill at Khakho
* Strawberry Picking
* Overnight at Khaokho

Day 8 * Travel Back to Bangkok

Day 9 * Bangkok City Tour
* Visit to Wat Pho, Wat Arun and
Pratunam

The NDMC delegation is extremely grateful for the warm hospitality and accommodation and once in a lifetime opportunity from
their Respective Host Family,
Fr. Anthony Prasert Sitti – Director of St. Nicholas,
Fr. Ronnie Torres, OMI – Deputy Director for Foreign Language of St. Nicholas School,
Mr. Nayawut Sraket – Thai Dance Lecturer
Asst. Prof. Amnuay Pathumpi – Thai Culture Lecturer
Ma. Lawan Monsalud – Thai Language Lecturer
SSG Officers:
Honelie Garin
Chananchida Mahasan
Dominic Upson
Settawit Insrichuen
Sirapat Thassombat

The Notre Dame of Midsayap College will play the eager host to the Thai Delegation which will visit the school in March.

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