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International Learning

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School offers a wide variety of courses and extra curriculum activities designed to help each student meet his/her educational goals as a global citizen.


Each year Good Counsel students are offered a number of opportunities for exchanges 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.

  • Hanoi, Vietnam - Hanoi Academy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cannes, France - Lycée Carnot
    • Travel during Thanksgiving break every other year for 10 - 12 days
    • Host during Spring every other year (2018-2019 off)
    • Open to all French students in level 3 and above
    • Contact: Ms. Eva Zaghdoun


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. Once we received your application, we will contact you for an interview and guide you through the registration process.

Contact: Mr. Michael Devinne

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Each January and July, students may apply to participate in Project FIAT and travel to El Salvador’s impoverished neighborhoods to provide assistance to the community, including building houses, and working at daycare centers. Other overseas service trips may include Haiti. For more information, visit our service trips pages.

Contact: Mr. Sean Hanel

OLGCHS students abroad


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 the trips every year.

Contact: Mrs. Patti Perfetto


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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

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