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.


During Spring Break of 2019, up to ten lucky sophomores will be able to participate in an Exchange in Ireland!

Villiers School, founded in 1821, is a prestigious IB secondary private school in Limerick, Ireland. They have invited up to 10 sophomores from Good Counsel to experience the innovative Irish Transition Year curriculum during Spring Break. Participants will be able to explore fun subjects such as Film Studies, Outdoor Pursuits and Origami, while visiting the beautiful and historic countryside in Ireland. Here is a glimpse of what Villiers is like:

GC sophomores will go to Ireland from March 23 - 31, 2019. It will be Spring Break at GC, so you won't need to worry about missing school. You will host your Irish student from February 15 - 23, 2019. This covers the President's Day weekend, so you can enjoy fun outings with your exchange students.

There are no fees involved - you will just your flight (about $1000) and personal spending. Be sure to check with your family calendar before you apply. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Yihung Mohs at Click on the link below to apply:


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


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: Mrs. Yihung Mohs


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


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. In 2017, we will be visiting Ireland.

Contact: Mrs. Patti Perfetto