We began our exchange in 2006 when students from Mönchsee Gymnasium in Heilbronn, Germany came to visit us. We returned the exchange the following school year in 2007 for Winterim, but learned that the exchange is much easier if we visit in the same school year!
We have the exchange program every other school year, but the planning begins in the spring before an exchange year when I begin taking student applications at GCA.
Timeline of the typical process:
- Spring—Mrs. Randles accepts applications, gets school approval for GCA group, and sends information sheets about each student to Mrs. Vesna Ehrlich (the MSG English teacher in charge of the exchange.
- Summer—MSG accepts applications and matches our students with theirs. Students begin contacting each other.
- Fall—GCA exchange students host their German students.
- Winterim—GCA students travel to Germany to stay with their partners.
We’re also in the process of becoming approved to host exchange students for an entire school year. These students would not just come from Germany, but almost any country!
Looking for more information? Email Deidre Randles!