Glastonbury Public Schools World Language

Russian Exchange

About the Russian Exchange

Our Russian Exchange program has been in place since 1988. Glastonbury High School was one of the first 25 schools in the country to have an exchange with Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Students apply to be part of the program, hosting during one academic year, and traveling the next. Our partner school is the School for Global Education in St. Petersburg. While on the exchange, students live with a host family (usually the family of the student they have hosted). They attend school, tour the wonderful sites of the city, and attend cultural programs such as the ballet and the circus.


Applicants must be enrolled in Russian 4 or higher when they apply and must commit to hosting and traveling the same year.

Current Status

The Russian Exchange for the 2020-2021 school year has been postponed. We will be monitoring the situation in Russia in hopes of traveling in the 2021-2022 school year.

Applications will be made available in the Spring of 2020 for hosting Russian students in September of 2020 and traveling in April of 2021.

Application Process

Applications for the 2020-2021 Russian Exchange are NOT YET AVAILABLE!

Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs. Eklund in the World Language workroom.

Please read all of the following documents carefully, and complete all parts of the application.

Failure to complete all portions of the exchange application result in disqualification.

Please complete all forms with care.

  • Parent Letter

  • Student Information Page

  • Teacher Recommendation Form

  • Character Reference Form

  • Online Application