International Students - In Their Own Words

Harrisburg Academy has great history of diversity in its student population.  Students from around the globe travel to Central Pennsylvania to benefit from the Academy's academic rigor and welcoming community.  Whether a student is studying for one academic year or all four, our international students have the opportunity to enroll in International Baccalaureate courses, participate in our athletics program or join one of our many co-curricular clubs. 


When they graduate from Harrisburg Academy, these students have benefited from an unparalleled personalized college counseling experience that has helped them discover their best-fit college or university in the United States or abroad.  The Academy community, in turn, has benefited from them bringing their enthusiasm and unique global perspective to our classrooms.


*Please note, these videos feature our students speaking in their native languages.  To view a video with subtitles, please click the "YouTube" button to open it in YouTube; then, click the close-captioning (cc) button.



Marvin W. '17 and
Madlen V. '17

Marvin and Madlen, from Germany, spent one year at Harrisburg Academy on an academic and cultural program. They each had the opportunity to take a full academic course load plus participate in extracurricular activities and athletics.



Noya H. '18 and
Tal H. '19

Noya and Tal, from Israel, attended Harrisburg Academy while their families temporarily relocated to Central PA for career opportunities. Noya attended the Academy for one year and Tal (and her siblings) attended for three.  Noya and Tal participated in many activities at the Academy that helped improve their English and make strong connections with their peers.



Sr. Luckenbaugh and
Koke (Jose Angel) D. '19

Koke spent one year at Harrisburg Academy on exchange from Spain. In addition to having the chance to perfect his English through the academic program, Koke was a three-season athlete, playing soccer, tennis, and swimming for the Academy.


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