Global Exchange Programs
Our inter-school and international partnerships provide numerous opportunities for virtual classroom collaboration at all grade levels from kindergarten to 12th grade through travel and video-conferencing.
In the upper grade levels, these international collaborations result in short-term exchange programs that afford our students the opportunity to directly interact with their international peers. During the reciprocal exchanges, the students attend the partner school and live with the local families.
Examples of global exchange partner schools include:
- Ordrup Gymnasium – Copenhagen, Denmark
- Colegio Americano - Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Christ Church Grammar School – Perth, Australia
- Welham Boys’ School – Dehradun, India
Our Danish exchange program "Be Hoogali" began in 2014. A partnership with The Baldwin School and Ordrup Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark, each school reciprocates in hosting students for a weeklong visit each year. The Upper School students engage in class observations, global citizenship seminars, and collaborative projects.
Welham Boys' School
Welham Boys’ School is a prestigious and traditional British-style boarding school located in Dehradun, India. In the 2016, three seniors visited Welham in anticipation of establishing a yearly exchange of students between our two schools. Four Haverford boys hosted four students from Welham later that year and the exchange was reciprocated in 2017.
Read the students' reflections on the Big Room blog >
Colegio Americano is located in Guayaquil, Ecuador. An annual exchange program, done in collaboration with our sister school Agnes Irwin, was established in 2016. During the trip, students live with Ecuadorian host families and participate in bilingual classes.
Student Global Leadership Institute
Headquartered at Punahou School in Honolulu, the Student Global Leadership Institute (SGLI) is an annual educational initiative comprised of top independent schools from around the globe. The purpose of the SGLI is to develop a community of international youth leaders who understand and are engaged in shared global challenges, and who galvanize positive social change. Learn more >