On Friday, March 17, 2017, the arrival of eight students and two faculty from The Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, marked the revival of Randolph-Macon Academy’s American/British Exchange Program.
During their ten-day visit, the British visitors will visit their host American homes, stay in the Randolph-Macon Academy dormitories, and audit classes with their R-MA host students. The group will also visit the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, UDVAR-Hazy Air and Space Museum, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and various local Front Royal attractions.
The QEGS/R-MA exchange program originally began in 2000. It took a brief hiatus after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and another one for the last three years due to personnel changes at both schools.
The R-MA students will go to Great Britain to visit their counterparts at QEGS in June.