International Learning/Study Abroad

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School offers wide-ranging international learning opportunities, including student exchanges with partner schools in other countries, Model UN participation, campus ministry service trips outside the U.S., spring break trips, and a global scholars program to help each student expand his or her world-view.

Explore Student Exchange Programs

Each year Good Counsel students are offered the chance to study abroad through student exchange programs with our partner schools. Each trip has its own schedule, cost and requirements. You will be expected to stay with, as well as to host, your exchange student.

Each trip's application, details and acceptance will be determined by each trip leader.

Links for each exchange will go live if available.

Barcelona, Spain - Jesus, Maria, I, Joseph College

    • Travel during Spring Semester for 10 - 14 days
    • Host during Fall Semester for 10 - 14 days
    • Open to Rising Juniors and Seniors
    • Contact: Mrs. Laura Fess

Cannes, France - Lycée Carnot

    • Travel during Thanksgiving break every other year for 10 - 12 days
    • Host during Spring semester every other year
    • Open to all French students in Level Three and above
    • Contact: Ms. Eva Zaghdoun

Hanoi, Vietnam - Hanoi Academy

    • Travel from June 7 - 20, 2020 (tbd)
    • Host from July 13-25, 2020 (tbd)
    • Open to All Grades
    • Contact: Mrs. Yihung Mohs
    • 2019-2020 School Year Application Open Online. Click Here.

Madrid/Vigo/Pontevedra Spain - Los Sauces School

  • Sydney, Australia - Knox Grammar (boys) and Pymble Ladies' College (girls)
    • Travel during Summer for 4 weeks
    • Host during the Spring Semester (boys) or during the Fall Semester (girls)
    • Open to Freshmen and Rising Sophomores
    • Contact: Mrs. Laura Fess

Explore International Learning Opportunities

Model United Nations

Being an IB school, Good Counsel supports extra-curricular activities that encourage students to study people and cultures around the world. The Model United Nations Club has won several regional conferences. The club participates in multiple conferences in the region throughout the year. Participants must commit to regular practices. If you're interested, please contact Mr. Devinne. We will contact you for an interview and guide you through the registration process.

Contact: Mr. Michael Devinne


Spring Break Trips

Good Counsel students can sign up to participate in international trips during Easter Break and experience some of the world’s most fascinating countries, including France, UK, Belize and more. The itinerary and details are announced in the Weekly News leading up to the trips every year.

Contact: Mrs. Patti Perfetto


Global Scholars Program

Under the guidance of Director of Global Programs, students build e-portfolios by depositing essays and projects they complete through activities and courses at GC that are related to global issues and perspectives. Successful students receive recognition upon graduation and can use their e-portfolios for college application. See the template of the e-portfolio and how it works here.

Contact: Mrs. Yihung Mohs