HPS-R endows its students with opportunities and space to explore the depths of their thinking and leave no stone unturned in securing the best positions for themselves. Moreover, the school believes in global exposure to new ideas, new academic environments, and collaborative learning. Being a member of the American Field Service(AFS), the students of HPS-R participated in a domestic student exchange program to Selaqui International School, Dehradun, in November. The students were housed in the boarding house of Selaqui and got the opportunity to participate in the academic classes. The students then invigorated their curiosity about the new culture by exploring the cities of Dehradun, Rishikesh, and, ultimately, the Queen of the hills Mussorie. They were able to witness authentic Gharwahli culture through these short trips. The students also got the chance to visit the Forest Research Institute Dehradun. This trip not only enlightened the students with an insight into a different approach to studies, but it also made them more malleable to accepting and imbibing different cultures than the one they are used to observing around them.
The trip also provided a chance for the students to perform community services, like sharing goodies and essential items with children of SAHYOG, an initiative by the host school to give back to the society. The trip was an amalgamation of learning, understanding cultures, and ultimately appreciating diversity. The aim of the trip was not only to unveil a new environment to the students, but also to enliven a reformed curiosity in their minds towards the world.