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International Exchange Program

​​​​​International Exchange Program

​We welcome international students to become part of Albemarle County Public Schools through a Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET)-approved program.

"Language, like travel, is always stranger than we expect and often more beautiful than we imagine." 
~ Elizabeth Little, author and linguist

Frequently Asked Questions

My international student is interested in studying abroad in Albemarle County Public Schools.  What are some CSIET-approved programs with which I can work?

What does CSIET mean and how can I learn more about it?

CSIET stands for "Council on Standards for International Educational Travel."  You can learn more about CSIET on their web site.

What are Albemarle County Public Schools' expectations and process for international exchange student applications?

All initial requests and applications are handled by the International & ESOL Welcome Center.  If a student is accepted, then the program representative will be notified when to make contact with the school.  Read more about our ACPS International Exchange Student Expectations and Application Process.

I am an international exchange program representative.  What do I need to prepare in order to submit a student application?

We look forward to collaborating with you.  Please review the ACPS Checklist for International Exchange Program Representatives and then contact Instructional Liaison Emily Elliott in the International & ESOL Welcome Center.

How many spaces do you have for international exchange students?

We have three to five international exchange spaces available at each school, for a total of 12 spaces in the division.

How long do students need to study in Albemarle County Public Schools?

Preference is given to students who will be with us for an entire academic year, although we do accept students who only wish to stay for one semester.

What is the deadline for submitting an international exchange student application?

All required documentation must be received no later than June 1 for fall semester consideration and by November 1 for the spring semester.  Please be advised that our spaces tend to fill up before these deadlines.

I have a completed student application that I would like the International & ESOL Welcome Center to review.  What is my next step?

International exchange program representatives should upload their applications and required documentation to the ACPS International Exchange Student Applications Google Form and then contact Instructional Liaison Emily Elliott to let her know the application is ready for review. ​


Instructional Liaison - Emily Elliott
International & ESOL Welcome Center / Department of Student Learning
434-296-6517

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