Student Exchange Program
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, 11th American 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.
- For more information on the relevant laws and rules regarding student exchange programs, go to http://www.k12.wa.us/InternationalEd/StudentExchange.aspx
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