BHSEC’s  international exchange programs are educational in nature and in most cases involve both a home stay in the nation visited and the responsibility of hosting visitors when they are here. Applicants must be in good standing in all of their classes.

SPAIN: Open to 10th grade, Y1s & Y2s
A language focused trip. Students will take about 4 hours of classes a day. They will take a placement exam as soon as they arrive to the program to placed in the most adequate class level.
Trip Leader/Contact: Dr. Hernandez, Rm. 508,
Program Dates: Tentative Schedule: February 16th – 23th
Exchange Component: No exchange component
Cost: The 2013 program fee will be announced as soon as possible. Last year the fee was $1,450 + $200 in fundraising per student + $50 to subsidize the participation of a student otherwise unable to participate in this program, but this year’s prices will probably increase because of the change in airline prices.
Financial Aid: A partial or full scholarship may be available upon the demonstration of need.
Application: Download here, Spain Exchange 2012 Application, or pick one up from Dr. Hernandez in Rm. 508
Application DeadlineSubmit application to Dr. Hernandez in Rm. 508 by Friday, December 7, 2012.


ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Open to 10th grade & Y1s
Join the Turkish Exchange Program for its 7th year of bringing together students from Bard High School Early College and Kabatas Erkek Lisesi in Istanbul, Turkey! The exchange will bring Turkish students to New York for two weeks in late January 2013 and send BHSEC students to Istanbul for two weeks at the end of March.  A one-credit course and exchange activities will help to prepare your stay in Istanbul and process your experiences.
Trip Leader/Contact: Dr. Marion, Rm. 408, / Ms. Poreba, Rm. 506, / Ms. Riviere, Rm. 408,
Program Dates: March 23, 2013 – April 4, 2013
Exchange Component: Tentative dates for hosting are January 19th – February 2
Cost: $1,300
Financial Aid: A partial or full scholarship  may be available upon the demonstration of need. Financial aid form is included in application.
Application: Download here, Turkish Exchange 2012 Application, or pick one up from Dr. Marion in Rm. 408.
Application Deadline:  Submit application to Dr. Marion in Rm. 408 by Friday, December 14, 2012.   Interviews will be held the week before the break.


CHINA: Open to 10th grade, Y1s & Y2s
Students will visit Shanghai and the Yali School in Changsha. Students will stay with host families in Changsha and should be ready to host Chinese students from Yali as part of a reciprocal exchange in mid- or late April.
Trip Leader/Contact: Mr. Ducett, Rm. 508,
Program Dates
: Over the spring break in the window between March 23 and April 6 - Exact dates TBD.
Exchange Component: Mid- or late April. Details TBD
Cost: $2500 – $3000. Exact cost TBD.
Financial Aid: A partial or full scholarship may be available upon the demonstration of need.
Download Application: Chinese Exchange 2012 Application
Application Deadline: Submit application to Mr. DuCett or Ms. Chen in Room 508 by Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at 4:00PM




JAPAN: Open to 10th grade & Y1s
A science focused international exchange where BHSEC students get to host a Japanese student for a week in December, work on a joint science project, and then travel to Japan and stay with their exchange partner for a week in Nagoya Japan in March.
Trip Leader/Contact: Dean Brutsaert, Rm. 407,
Program Dates: Travel dates to Japan are most likely March 8 - March 17.
Exchange Component: Hosting will take place from December 15- December 23.
Cost: Cost of travel to Japan (airfare, accident and illness insurance, activity and administrative costs) is $3000.
Financial Aid: A partial or full scholarship may be available upon the demonstration of need.
Download Application: Japan Exchange 2012 Application
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Bring to Dean Brutsaert in Rm. 407