Student Exchance Program

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Capital High School supports exchange opportunities for students. Students can select from a variety of countries and programs and may exchange for a year, semester or summer. All of the arrangements are the responsibility of the Capital student’s family.

Generally speaking, students receive credit for high school work abroad with a “P” grade for classes which meet for the same amount of time as would a class at Capital, i.e. 75 hours. Students are expected to complete U. S. History, 11thAmerican Literature and senior social studies in either summer school or upon their return if they choose to graduate with their class. Occasionally a student may choose to remain in high school for a longer period of time. It is important to work out the details with your counselor as early as possible so that all options may be considered.

West Olympia Rotary/Rotary Summer Programs

Olympia Host Lions Club

Established Exchange Organizations   


Below are some of the exchange organizations which are approved by the Secretary of State. Fees vary. It is important to let your CHS counselor know of your plans as soon as possible.

AFS Intercultural Programs: 800-AFS-INFO

ASSE (American Scandinavian Student Exchange): 714-494-4100

Cultural Homestay International: 415-459-5397

International Summerstays: 206-455-0022 or 503-274-1776

NWSE (Northwest Student Exchange): 206-683-3100

EF (Educational Foundation for Foreign Study): 800-11-SHARE

People to People High School Student Ambassador Program: 509-534-0430

YFU (Youth for Understanding): 800-TEENAGE or 202-966-6800 

Revised 2/2011