Hutchins has established links with schools worldwide and continues to explore new opportunities for cultural immersion through formal reciprocal exchanges, specific academic extension programs and student leadership experiences.
Our exchanges invariably range from two weeks to over six weeks. Each school exchange presents its unique opportunities. Living in the boarding house of another school or with a family whose son attends that school gives Hutchins students a chance to experience life as "a local" in a foreign country - a very different experience from visiting a country as a tourist. Hutchins exchange students quickly adopt a new way of life and have proven to gain a wealth of new experiences.
In recent years international academic extension programs have been offered to Senior School language students studying French and Mandarin, whilst our Science students are annual participants in both the International Student Science Conference and the Junior Youth Physicists’ Tournament.
Hutchins students have also presented at the Hwa Chong International Student Leadership Convention on numerous occasions.
Student Exchange Program
Students from Years 7 to 11 may apply for an exchange. The majority of our exchanges occur the year after the application is made. In group exchanges, several Hutchins students (with or without an accompanying teacher) travel to another school. Occasionally individual exchanges may occur, where one student travels unaccompanied to another school to participate in the exchange arranged and facilitated by Hutchins and the boy's family.
Gap exchanges are for students who have finished Year 12 and who are deferring university entrance by twelve months to experience life at another school.
Further information on the exchange programs offered by Hutchins can be obtained from Roger McNamara, Head of Senior School. Information on the GAP places can be obtained from the Careers Counsellor.