World Language Exchange Program

  Cary Academy proudly features an international exchange program for all sophomores as part of the school's world language curriculum. This exchange program is based upon reciprocal partnerships between our school and schools in Argentina, Chile, China, France and Germany. Cary Academy students have the opportunity to spend 14-18 days abroad--visiting a host school, attending classes, living with a host family, and experiencing daily life in the host community. In return, Cary Academy students and their families host groups of students from our partner schools for a home-stay experience in our own community.  

We invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity by reading our

2017-18 Exchange Information Guide

Hosting Dates for 2017-2018 Exchange Programs
February 9-15
Germany:  March 17-28
Pilar, Argentina:  April 11-24
Quilmes, Argentina:  April 14-27
France:  April 26-May 8

Individual exchange coordinators will announce the dates and locations for their pre-hosting parent meetings, which will vary by group.

Travel Window for 2018 Exchange Programs

May 26 -June 15
Exact travel dates will vary by exchange group, but all travel will fall within this window.

Pre-travel parent meetings for all exchange groups will take place on Monday, April 30, from 6-7pm in the SEA.

Exemption Request

The last day to submit an Exemption Request Form for the 2017-18 exchanges and receive a partial refund of the program fee (less $500) is February 28, 2018.  After this date, no refund of the program fee will be possible.

Other Useful Information:

Key Dates and Deadlines for the Class of 2020
Portfolio Project and Grade
Hosting a Visiting Exchange Student
Tips for a Successful Exchange Trip


Intent to Participate Form
Exemption Request Form 2017-18 (for current sophomores)
Exemption Request Form 2018-19 (for current freshmen)
Trip Permission and Release Form
Medical Information and Treatment Authorization Form
Student Agreement Form
Travel Deviation Form


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