The first GCA exchange took place in 2006 when students from Mönchsee Gymnasium in Heilbronn, Germany came to visit GCA students, their families, and the school. GCA returned the exchange the following school year in 2007 for Winterim when GCA students made a visit to Heilbronn.
GCA students may apply for inclusion in the German Exchange Program in the spring before an exchange year. During the summer months, approved GCA students are carefully matched with German students for their upcoming exchange and students begin communicating with each other.
The fall semester offers the opportunity for German exchange students to visit the United States and spend more than a week immersed in American culture and classes at GCA with their host student. During the Winterim experience, GCA students travel to Heilbronn to attend classes, spend time with their exchange partner and their families, and experience German culture.
International Student Program
Grace Christian Academy is approved to host International Exchange students for a semester or more. International students will come from nearly any country in the world in addition to our current exchange program with Heilbronn, Germany. Internation students will stay with families from either Grace Christian Academy or Grace Baptist Church.
The International program will offer a rich program of study and immersion into American culture for these students and serve to expand the cultural understanding and experiences of current GCA students.
For more information, please email GCA German Instructor, Deidre Randles.