Global Connections

Twice a year Grace has the opportunity to host students from Japan.  These young adults come to Grace from a program called OVECS; Overseas Educational Counseling and Services under the direction of Rebecca Whatley, and serve as teachers' aides and assist in the classrooms.

Once in the fall for three weeks and again in the spring, Grace Lutheran's Kindergarten through Fifth grade students get to enjoy an International assistant for their classroom. Our aides provide first hand knowledge about Japan, familiarize the students with the Japanese language, culture, origami and build valuable global relationships.

Grace Lutheran teachers welcome the International aides and work together with this fantastic learning environment for the children.