On April 24th, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath addressed the Swiss and American high school participants in the 13th annual student exchange between Basel Stadt and its sister state, Massachusetts. Swiss students from Gymnasium Leonhard and Wirtschaftsgymnasium are hosting students from Reading Memorial High School and Natick High School, following their own visit to Massachusetts. For many, it was their first trip outside their home countries and they treasured the opportunity to experience a foreign country first hand.
Chargé d’Affaires Erath congratulated the exchange participants for embarking on a life-changing adventure that would test their preconceived notions and allow them to learn something new about themselves. She reflected on her own exchange experience in high school which motivated her to pursue a career as a diplomat. Chargé d’Affaires Erath highlighted that “The skills you learn and experiences you have here will help prepare you for whatever path you choose.”