As part of a cultural exchange program, Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia is hosting nine students from a private all boys’ school in Cordoba, Spain.

The seven students arrived on Saturday, Feb. 21 and will stay in Philadelphia until Saturday, March 7. They are attending and participating in classes while living with host families of Roman students.

The purpose of the program is to expose the young men to an American high school experience, the city lifestyle of Philadelphia and the culture of the United States.

It has already been an eventful week for Roman’s guests. They witnessed their first snow storm Feb. 21, a sports pep rally at the school for multiple teams and the basketball team winning the Philadelphia Catholic League championship at the Palestra on Monday, Feb. 23.

Roman faculty member Wilma Berrios worked to organize the exchange and the Roman community is excited to have both the students and their one of their teachers benefit from this unique cultural experience.