Foreign Exchange Programs
We are the only DuPage area High School with four exchange programs to Germany, France, Spain and Costa Rica.
Students from WCCHS, accompanied by their teacher, travel to a foreign country for two or three weeks where they live with families, attend classes at the local high school and go sightseeing. The following year the students from the foreign country come to West Chicago and live with our families, attend our classes and visit major points of interest in Chicagoland.
Any student studying a foreign language at WCCHS may host a student from another country. To qualify to travel to another country, students must be in their second year of language study and have satisfactory academic and behavioral records. Students may also choose to receive ¼ academic credits for participation as a host and/or as a traveler.