STUDENT EXCHANGE APPLICATION

How It Works

Please select your Exchange(s) below. Both parents and students have to agree before applying. Number of seats is based on qualified applicants from both schools with minimum of 5. Matches are made by each trip leader based on gender, age, interests, ability to host/travel, and teacher/counselor recommendations.

When traveling overseas, you will not need to cover the cost for housing, food and activities. You will need to cover your own flight and misc. admin fee including travel insurance, plus your personal expenses. Each trip is priced individually as noted below.

When hosting, you will need to cover the cost of your exchange student's housing, food and activities. You will be responsible for organizing activities outside of school, including airport pick-up and send-off as needed. Your exchange student will cover the cost of their own flight, insurance, and personal spending.

Participants must have good academic and financial standing at GC. You also must be:

  • Open to cultural, customary and dietary differences;
  • Willing to participate in everything organized by our partner school and your host family;
  • Able to speak up immediately to anyone about any concerns or questions;
  • Aware that you are a representative of GC and US.

We will contact you for an interview. The selected students and parents will be required to:

  • Attend three Exchange meetings: 1) Schedule of Activities presentation 2) Pre-travel logistics meeting 3) Pre-arrival logistics meeting
  • Pay deposit to book flights. The balance will be billed via FACTS.
  • Sign and submit all approval forms.
  • Apply for passport/visa as necessary.

Thank you for your participation in the Global Programs. To see what other things are going on with the Global Programs including Global Buddies, Global Scholars, International Student Admissions and Ambassador Families, please visit www.olgchs.org/globalprograms.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Yihung Mohs

ymohs@olgchs.org


Spanish Exchange

Madrid / Vigo / Pontevedra, Spain
Los Sauces European school

https://colegiolossauces.com/en/


Estimated Cost: $1,500 - $1,800 usd

Appx. Traveling Dates: June 7 - July 4, 2020 (right after final exams at GC. You will take classes of interests in Los Sauces for the first 2 weeks. In week 3 you will perform community service. In week 4 you will be sight-seeing in Madrid with your host family. Schedule to be determined.)

Appx. Hosting Dates: August 25 - November 23, 2020 (your exchange student will take classes of interests and will NOT shadow you. They will be required to do homework and encouraged to join clubs. There will be no GC managed outings. Your ability to host for 3 months is preferable, but not mandatory.)

Ideal Candidates: Rising 10th grade boys and girls (class of 2023) who can speak Spanish proficiently.

Potential Focus: Spanish immersion (you can move up a level if you pass the placement test), pre-IB experiential learning, community service, swimming, European history

Estimated Number of Seats: 15 Seats


Vietnamese Exchange

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Academy - International Bilingual School

https://hanoiacademy.edu.vn/


Estimated Cost: $2,000 - $2,500 usd

Appx. Traveling Dates: June 7 - June 20, 2020 (after final exams. A few days in Hanoi Academy, a few days sight-seeing around Halong Bay and a week teaching English as your community service. Schedule to be determined.)

Appx. Hosting: July 5 - July 18, 2020 (Vietnamese students will attend GC summer camps: STEM in week 1 and MODEL UN in week 2. Both camps are optional to you at cost)

Ideal Candidates: Rising 11th grade boys and girls (class of 2022) who enjoy learning about developing economy, comparative governments, and mentoring younger kids. Please note your Exchange students may be 8th - 9th graders)

Potential Focus: IB CAS, community service, political science, economics

Estimated Number of Seats: 10 Seats


Irish Exchange - Registration Deadline Friday Oct 11. Closed

Shannon, Ireland. Villiers School

https://villiers-school.com


Estimated Cost: $1,500 - $1,800 usd

Appx. Traveling Dates: November 23 - December 1, 2019 (Thanksgiving week. You will have a chance to visit Dublin. You will shadow your students in the Irish Transitional Year curriculum and enjoy outdoor activities in Shannon. Schedule to be confirmed.)

Appx. Hosting Dates: April 10 - April 17, 2020 (around Spring Break. Your student will shadow you for all classes at GC, and hang out with you outside of school. There will not be any GC managed outings. Ability to host preferred, but can be exempted for hardship.)

Ideal Candidates: 10th and 11th grade boys and girls (class of 2022 and 2021) who enjoy country-side outdoor activities.

Potential Focus: History, Irish country living, outdoor fun

Estimated Number of Seats: 10 Seats

Registration Closed​​​

By signing, you (Student) acknowledge that you have read and understood the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the Exchange you are applying for.​​​
By signing, you (Parent) acknowledge that you have read and understood the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the Exchange you are applying for.​​
Please list all parties who need to be communicated regarding information of the Exchange.​
Name your favorite subjects, clubs and activities. Describe what you would like to see and do during your exchange overseas. Describe what outings you plan to do with your exchange students when they visit you in the USA.​
Describe why you are interested in your chosen exchange(s)? How will this experience enhance your study at Good Counsel?​​
Please indicate 1) if you are able to host 2) how many students you are able to host at one time 3) the longest duration you are able to host 4) the gender(s) of students you are able host. ​​Feel free to include any details such as house pets, favorite family activities, neighborhood facilities, etc.​​​​
Do you have any health or dietary concerns your host family should be aware of? Please describe in details and severity, including any allergies. ​​​​
Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. You will be contacted for a Q/A session.​​

Please provide an email address where we can send a link to your current form.

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