High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001


Nadine (Switzerland), Sara (Italy) and Lukjun (Thailand)
International OHS Bears

Foreign Exchange Student Application Guidelines

 Application Information


Inbound Student Forms, Procedures and Important Dates.


  • Registration Packets
    • Registration materials are not available online due to school policy. Host families/Program Coordinators will be notified of the pick up and due dates for all required registration materials.
    • Registration Packets include, but are not limited to:
      • Registration Card
      • Emergency Contact Lists
      • Immunization Records
      • OHS FEX Cover Sheet
      • FEX Policy Statements
      • School Rules/Regulations
      • Internet Permission Forms
      • Completed packets are due in late Spring due to our course registration schedule (typically in May).
      • Failure to complete these materials in time for Spring enrollment may result in the cancellation of placement.


Important Dates (dates vary; time estimates given) 

  • Mandatory Foreign Exchange Student Orientation - third week in August
  • Fall Sports Practice/training - Beginning/Middle of August, determined by sport/coach
  • First day of classes - Wednesday after Labor Day
  • Foreign Exchange Football Game - First home game of the school year
  • Fall Foreign Exchange Student Dinner - October
  • OHS International Dinner (April/May)
  • Closing Event for the OHS Group (June)



Please note: The Olympia School District does not award diplomas for any exchange students. Students may participate in graduation ceremonies if they have successfully met academic effort/requirements.  Students are awarded an honorary diploma for successful completion of the school year and a certificate of attendance. In addition, official transcripts will be mailed the summer following graduation to each individual exchange student for their records.


 For further information, please email:

Marion Sheridan


Foreign Exchange Student Coordinator

 Anna (Germany), Kiara (USA), Rasmus (Finland), Sara (Colombia), Gizem (Turkey) and Marco (Slovakia)