For CHRHS Students

Students at CHRHS may choose to experience life and culture in other parts of the world through Short-Term, School-to-School Exchanges; Cultural Trips (often with a Service Learning orientation); and Study Abroad.  You may learn more about each type of opportunity below.



Although details are still being worked out, we are both optimistic and excited about the resumption of Intercultural Program offerings. Of course, all offerings are subject to change based upon prevailing conditions, but at this point, our planning is well underway!

At present, the following opportunities are on the docket:

This trip will be offered through ACIS, and will be oriented toward London's historical sights and the theatre. Students can sign up risk-free (with full refund of deposit) until October 1, 2021. The trip will occur over April break, 2022. This is not an exchange-- accommodations will be in hotels and meals will be in restaurants.

Students and parents who are interested in this trip should contact Mr. Tom Gray, Lead Chaperone, at

Although not yet set in stone, we are working on the resumption of our exchange partnership with Lycée Blaise Pascal in Segré, France. The plan we are working on would involve a 2-week visit by American students to France in spring (2022), with a reciprocal visit from French students the following fall.

This exchange is a perfect opportunity for a student who has some confidence in French to experience a longer immersion with our partner school in Segré, France. Two or three CHRHS students will partner directly with French families from Lycée Blaise Pascal. The American students will travel to France, reside with their French host families, and attend school at Lycée Blaise Pascal for 8 weeks in the spring of 2022. Then, the following fall, those students will host their French counterparts here in Maine for a similar amount of time.

Lycée Blaise Pascal offers some classes in English, so while this exchange would require some confidence in French, there will be opportunities for American students to learn in English. Additionally, we will employ our remote learning capabilities to provide a way for   American students to complete classes at CHRHS that they will miss when they travel to France.

Beyond the offerings above, we are working on the resumption of all of our previous exchange partnerships, and on the development of exciting new ones. While the timing of these has not yet been decided, below is a list of Intercultural Programs we plan to resume over the next several years:

Service Learning Trip with Deer Hill Expeditions, Colorado 

Exchange with Edinburgh Academy, Scotland

Exchange with Colégio Sagrada Corazón, Valladolid, Spain*

Exchange with Colégio Wexford, Quéretaro, Mexico*

Exchange with Lycée Sidi Ou Sidi, Taroudant, Morocco*

* Denotes New Partner School

Please stay tuned for further update about our Intercultural Program, and email Mr. Tom Gray, Intercultural Program Coordinator ( with questions.



Short-Term, School-to-School Exchanges

CHRHS offers students and staff opportunities to participate in school-to-school, short-term (approximately 2 weeks) exchange programs in a number of countries. These exchanges are based on the concept of "reciprocal visits," in which a group of CHRHS students and teachers travel to a school community in another country or region, stay with host families, attend school with their host "siblings" on school days, and spend evenings and weekends participating in the family life of their hosts. Then, we reciprocate this experience for our partners when they come to visit our school and community for a similar period of time. In each case, the host school organizes several "field trips" in which all participants explore a local area of interest or significance. 

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Cultural Trips

Knowing that an extended exchange or study abroad program is not right for every student, CHRHS offers students and staff opportunities to participate in short-term cultural visits. For the most part, these school sanctioned trips are organized by individual teachers who want to take students to different parts of the United States or to locations throughout the world.

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Study Abroad

For students who wish to have truly significant and extended international experiences, CHRHS is developing a variety of study abroad options. These options allow students to spend a semester or even a full school year studying in another country. 

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