Since 1973 Norfolk Academy has sought to foster relations beyond our own campus, indeed, beyond our national borders. As stated in our Philosophy and Objectives, we strive to “foster intellectual curiosity and individual creativity and personal responsibility so that education goes beyond the classroom and ultimately beyond the experience at this school.” Aware of our role in a world of diverse cultures, a world that grows “smaller” but not necessarily closer every day and a world in which we must cultivate trust in order to dispel mistrust, we strive to offer many opportunities for students to enhance their perspective and enrich their understanding of earth's many peoples, cultures, and languages. We want our students to see and experience life - and to get to know someone - outside of Tidewater, Virginia. To these ends, Norfolk Academy has begun and maintains its own exchange programs with Germany and France. You can download an application on this page. For more information on any of our exchanges, please contact Chris Nelson, Director of International Programs at (757)461-6236 ext. 5387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy is also a member school of the School Year Abroad
consortium. Qualified students may apply to study abroad for up to a year in France, Spain, Italy, India, and China through SYA. Interested students should see Mr. Nelson for application materials and more information. SYA applications are due in January.