Participation in a different geographical, educational, linguistic, or cultural setting can provide excellent opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. During a student’s sophomore and junior years, opportunities exist for both domestic and international exchanges. Because seniors must be in residence at the Academy, they are not eligible for either domestic or international academic exchanges.
Sophomores and juniors may spend up to a semester at another school that offers a unique program. Such programs are considered on an individual basis, and generally no more than two students are approved each year. Students interested in domestic exchange should talk to Christine Lenhart, dean of students, 10-12 Division.
Albuquerque Academy enjoys association with or membership in the American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers (ASSIST), School Year Abroad (SYA), the Council on Standards for International Educational travel (CSIET), the German-American Partnership Program (GAPP), Youth For Understanding (YFU), and Language and Friendship.
Students interested in study abroad, usually during their junior year, should talk to Cathy Lydon (505-828-3136), director of international exchanges, by October 30 of their sophomore year.