The International School hosted a breakfast Dec. 5 to welcome 28 students from St. Stanislaus Catholic School in Nantes, France. The students, who spent the previous week in New York City, will stay with host families in Bellevue for the next two weeks as part of the school's international exchange program. This visit marks 20 years of friendship between St. Stanislaus and the International School. 'This exchange helps build an understanding of different cultures and helps build an International perspective,' said Jennifer Rose, principal at the International School. Rose said developing an international perspective is a key component of the curriculum at the International school – and that the school hopes to develop relationships with schools in other countries in coming years. 'We feel that exchanges are a great way to educate,' she said. The 28 French students will play host to an equal number of International School students when they travel to Nantes in April.