School stories

The International School Lower Secondary and Year 10 students recently embarked on a captivating study trip to Northern Serbia, immersing themselves in the region’s rich cultural heritage and historical landmarks. The trip lasted for three days and proved to be an invaluable experience, offering students a glimpse into the diverse history and picturesque landscapes of Serbia.

A visit to Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Petrovaradin – Novi Sad – Subotica – Sombor

The journey began with an early morning meet-up at the parking area near the Ušce Shopping Center. The first destination was Fruška Gora, a mountain in Srem, renowned for its collection of 16 Serbian monasteries. Recognised as a national heritage site, Fruška Gora’s cultural and historical significance is immense.

Continuing the tour, the students then continued to Sremski Karlovci. The day concluded with a visit to Petrovaradin Fortress, a symbol of the region, which is located on the northern slopes of Fruška Gora. The journey led to Novi Sad, where students discovered the city’s history and multicultural spirit, as they explored the meeting point of the Danube, Tisa, and Sava rivers. Novi Sad’s captivating blend of ethnic and religious diversity, along with its architectural marvels, left an indelible mark on the students.

On the second day, the students embarked on a captivating journey to Subotica, known as the cultural centre of Vojvodina and one of the most beautiful cities in Serbia. Subotica’s rich history and diverse influences were brought to life as the students strolled through its picturesque streets. The town’s fascinating architecture, cultural heritage, and its status as a multicultural centre captivated the students. The students then travelled to Sombor, a town that seemed frozen in time. Sombor’s historical charm and idyllic atmosphere were evident in its beautiful tree-lined avenues and captivating architecture. The students discovered the town’s rich heritage through its landmarks, such as the Sveti Đorđe Square, Carmelite Church, the “Milan Konjovic” Gallery, and many others, which further enhanced the town’s allure.

Memories for a lifetime

On the final day, the students savoured the scenic beauty of Lake Palić before bidding farewell to Subotica. They returned to Belgrade in the evening, carrying with them cherished memories, and broader knowledge of Serbia’s cultural heritage. The study trip to Northern Serbia served as a testament to the school’s commitment to providing students with valuable experiential learning opportunities, fostering their curiosity, and broadening their horizons. This trip brought many great memories to the students who got to know one another better, and whose adventures will be discussed for many years to come.