Although exchange programs have existed at various times throughout Baylor’s history, the current program, headed by social studies instructor Heather Biebel, has grown to include relationships with 10 schools in seven countries. Since 2016, more than 35 Baylor students have participated in exchange programs.
Students from the exchange partner schools have enjoyed attending classes at Baylor and living in Chattanooga – some with host families and others as boarding students.
"Baylor's student exchange program allowed me to access a different part of myself that I didn’t even know was there, a new level of independence, as I learned how to navigate through completely new surroundings by myself. The program, through interactions with people, different cultures, and geography, transformed us into more unique, but global-minded individuals."
- Ridley Browder '20
Partnering exchange Schools
- Bishops Diocesan College; Cape Town, South Africa
- Durban Girls School; Durban, South Africa
- Colegio Sagrado Covazon; Pamplona, Spain
- Colegio San Fernando; Aviles, Spain
- Herschel Girls School; Cape Town, South Africa
- Kingham Hill School; Oxfordshire, England
- Otto-Han-Gymnasium; Dinslaken, Germany
- Saint-Denis International School; Loches, France
- St. Hilda’s Gold Coast; Queensland, Australia
- Waikato Diocesan School for Girls; Hamilton, New Zealand
Current Baylor students interested in pursuing an exchange can find all pertinent information and applications on MyBaylor.myBaylor (login) Login to to myBaylor for Additional Resources
Baylor's latest exchange students
In 2019, 12 Baylor sophomores and one junior were selected to participate in exchange trips with schools in Australia, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain. During their junior year, they host students from those same schools.
Pictured are (front row, left to right) Orly Berke, St. Hilda’s School in Gold Coast, Australia; Avery Santin, Emrick Garrett, and Katy Waddell, Waikato Diocese School in Hamilton, New Zealand; Frances Brantley, Durban Girls College in Durban, South Africa; (back row) Emma Gray, Holland Moss, Isaac Waxenberg, and Luiz Campos, Otto Hahn Gymnasium School in Dinslaken, Germany; Camilla Zavala and Ellis Coffelt, Sacred Heart School in Pamplona, Spain; and Rosa Anderson-Barrera and Elisabeth Lau, San Fernando School in Aviles, Spain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Heather Biebel
Faculty Sponsor, Exchange Program