Exchanges & Homestays
Through two-way exchanges with schools around the world, Lovett students live in homestays for a period of three to five weeks. They attend school, go on vacation, and experience the daily rhythm of life with their host families. The Lovett students then extend the same hospitality, hosting their exchange partners for a combination of school and vacation time. Lovett freshmen and sophomores are invited to apply for summer exchanges to England, South Africa, and Australia.
In 2012, Lovett joined the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA), a hand-picked group of schools in the United States, England, South Africa, Australia, and China, with the goal of building EastWest relationships. In partnership with WLSA, Lovett welcomes a delegation of Chinese students and teachers for two weeks each February. They are hosted by Lovett families and spend their time in Atlanta on campus, visiting universities, seeing various tourist attractions, and experiencing American culture. WLSA also coordinates a West to East exchange, through which Lovett students can experience school and home life in several of China’s major cities.
In 2017, Lovett will host a group of students from El Buen Pastor Episcopal Bilingual School in Honduras for two weeks in February. As do the Chinese students who visit Lovett, they will be hosted by Lovett families and will spend their time experiencing Lovett, seeing tourist sites, and visiting American universities.
Lovett also partners with New Oasis International Education to identify, enroll, and support a small number of fully matriculated international students each year. These students enroll at Lovett in the ninth or tenth grade and stay through graduation.