One of the best ways to prepare students to participate in the global community is to provide them with the experience of learning about and getting to know students from around the world. Since 1980 Nativity has worked with schools in 22 different countries to provide that global experience for our students.

Visiting students come prepared to visit each classroom to share their nation’s culture and history with our students through age-appropriate activities. While in Cincinnati they live with Nativity families and attend classes at Nativity to experience American family and school life. Their visit always includes trips to local points of interest. The same thing happens when our students travel to another country. The exchange program is funded by families who choose to participate either as a host family or one who sends their son/daughter abroad.

The exchange program at Nativity is one of the reasons this is A Great Place to Be.  Meeting students in class and on the playground is a great way to learn about the world and to build friendships that can last a lifetime.


Through International School-to-School Experience (ISSE) we have worked with schools in India, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bermuda, Argentina and Jamaica. 

Working with the Cincinnati – Kharkiv Sister Cities Project we exchanged delegations with English Specialist School #3 in Ukraine.

Nativity collaborated with the Cincinnati – Liuzhou Sister Cities Project to partner with Long Cheng Middle School in China.  Both schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding to govern their relationship.


Looking Ahead …

Mexico Olinca School
1980-81 Mexico John F. Kennedy School
1981-82 Mexico John F. Kennedy School
1981-82 Honduras Holy Trinity (t)
1982-83 India Bluebells School
1983-84   El Salvador Colegio Internacional (h)
1984-86 Mexico Benjamin Franklin School
1985-86   Jamaica Jessie Rippoll School
1985-86 Mexico Yancuic School
1986-87 Ecuador Jefferson School (h)
1987-88 Ecuador Jefferson School (t)
1987-88   Bermuda Southampton Glebe (h)
1987-88 Mexico John F. Kennedy School
1988-89 Bermuda Southampton Glebe (t)
1988-89 Mexico John F. Kennedy School
1989-90 Australia Belgrave South Primary
1989-90 Honduras St. John Episcopal School
1989-90 Mexico John F. Kennedy School
1990-91 Australia Rowville Primary
1990-91 India Bal Bharati School (h)
1990-91 Mexico John F. Kennedy School
1991-92 Costa Rica St. Anthony School
1991-92 France Ecole des Brousailles (h)
1992-93 New Zealand Takapuna Intermediate (t)
1993-94 New Zealand Takapuna Intermediate (h)
1993-94 Ukraine School #3
1994-95 Ireland St. John (t)
1994-95 France Ecole Pasteur
1995-96 Ukraine School #3
1995-96 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
1996-97 Mexico Nuevo Continente
1996-97 Finland Torkinmaki (h)
1997-98   Kenya St. Catherine School (t)
1997-98 New Zealand Takapuna Intermediate
1997-98 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
1997-98 Germany Otto Hahn Gymnasium
1998-99 Finland Torkinmaki (h)
1999-00 Germany Otto Hahn Gymnasium
1999-00 France Ecole Croix Boissee
2000-01 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
2000-01 Hungary International Projects Week
2001-02 Argentina St. Peter School (t)
2001-02 Finland Torkinmaki (h)
2002-03 Germany Otto Hahn Gymnasium
2002-03 Mexico Princeton
2003-04 Netherlands International Projects Week
2003-04 Germany Eurocamp
2004-05 Malaysia Sri Kuala Lumpor (t)
2004-05 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
2004-05 Germany Eurocamp
2005-06 Mexico Buena Tierra
2005-06 Germany Otto Hahn Gymnasium
2005-06 Malaysia Sri Kuala Lumpor (h)
2005-06 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
2005-06 Germany Eurocamp
2006-07 Ukraine School #3
2006-07   USA International Projects Week
Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Russia
2006-07 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
2006-07 Germany Eurocamp
2007-08 Germany Otto Hahn Gymnasium
2007-08 Finland Torkinmaki (h)
2007-08 China Long Cheng Middle School
2007-08 Germany Eurocamp
2008-09 Hungary Arpad Gymnasium
2008-09 Australia Birmingham Primary (t)
2009-10 Australia Birmingham Primary (h)
2009-10 Poland International Projects Week
2009-10 China Long Cheng Middle School
2010-11 USA The Friendship Journey
Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine
2010-11 Finland Torkinmaki (t)
2010-11 Ecuador Jefferson School
2010-11 Germany Eurocamp
2011-12 Mexico Escuela TAE
2011-12 Finland Torkinmaki (h)
2011-12 China Long Cheng Middle School
 2012-13 Hungary Aprad Gymnasium
 2012-13 El Salvador Escuela Panamericana
2013-14 USA The Friendship Journey
Germany, Netherlands, Poland,
Mexico, Ukraine, China
2013-14 China Long Cheng Middle School
2013-14 Australia Upwey South Primary School
2014-15 Germany Otto Hahn Gymnasium
2015-16   China Long Cheng Middle School
2015-16 France Ecole Jeannine-Manuel
2016-17 USA The Friendship Journey
Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland
2016-17 Hungary Arpad Gymnasium
2016-17 Mexico Instituto Cenca
2017-18 Peru Prescott School
2017-18 Finland Torkinmaki School
2018-19 Mexico Colegio Buena Tierra
2018-19 China Long Cheng Middle School