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It’s a unique opportunity for internal students to strengthen necessary English skills while gaining exposure to a new culture, and developing autonomy. High School Exchange USA is a one year cultural exchange program that offers international high school students a fully immersive experience in the life of an American teen. At an affordable, all-inclusive rate, students are matched with local host families and placed in a local high school where they experience everyday life and American culture, while improving their English communication skills and intercultural awareness.

In this program there is two options you can choose. One year option(10 months) and one semester option(5 months). Differences between these two options are the duration of the program and their prices.

Requirements:

  • Age - Student must be between the ages of 15 - 18.5 on their arrival day.
  • Schooling - Students cannot be graduated prior to their program participation/arrival.
  • Grades - Students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or better on a scale of 4.0.
  • Personal Qualities - Students must demonstrate the personal qualities necessary to manage a school year away from home - like maturity, flexibility, open-mindedness, honesty, integrity, and responsibility. Evaluation of personal qualities must be determined by a personal interview, by asking the natural parents about their child, and by reviewing teacher references. In some instances, a personal Skype or phone interview will be required by the partner school.
  • Language - Students must have studied English in an academic environment, a school, or a language school for a minimum of three years. Students cannot fail a year of English in the last three years at school. Students must be administered a Standard English test. The required test is the ELTiS 2.0 and a score of 670 or higher is required.
  • Visa Regulations - Students should not have previously participated on an academic year or semester high school program in the U.S. in either the J-1 or F-1 category. Students cannot be U.S. citizens.

Documents:

  • ELTiS 2.0 / 670
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcrpits for last 3 years

Program fee: one year/10 months 11999$ | one semester/5 months 9999$

  • Host family
  • School tuition fee
  • Insurance
  • Meal 3 times a day
  • 24 hours coordinator support

It’s a unique opportunity for internal students to strengthen necessary English skills while gaining exposure to a new culture, and developing autonomy. High School Exchange USA is a one year cultural exchange program that offers international high school students a fully immersive experience in the life of an American teen. At an affordable, all-inclusive rate, students are matched with local host families and placed in a local high school where they experience everyday life and American culture, while improving their English communication skills and intercultural awareness.

In this program there is two options you can choose. One year option(10 months) and one semester option(5 months). Differences between these two options are the duration of the program and their prices.

Requirements:

  • Age - Student must be between the ages of 15 - 18.5 on their arrival day.
  • Schooling - Students cannot be graduated prior to their program participation/arrival.
  • Grades - Students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 or better on a scale of 4.0.
  • Personal Qualities - Students must demonstrate the personal qualities necessary to manage a school year away from home - like maturity, flexibility, open-mindedness, honesty, integrity, and responsibility. Evaluation of personal qualities must be determined by a personal interview, by asking the natural parents about their child, and by reviewing teacher references. In some instances, a personal Skype or phone interview will be required by the partner school.
  • Language - Students must have studied English in an academic environment, a school, or a language school for a minimum of three years. Students cannot fail a year of English in the last three years at school. Students must be administered a Standard English test. The required test is the ELTiS 2.0 and a score of 670 or higher is required.
  • Visa Regulations - Students should not have previously participated on an academic year or semester high school program in the U.S. in either the J-1 or F-1 category. Students cannot be U.S. citizens.

Documents:

  • ELTiS 2.0 / 670
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcrpits for last 3 years

Program fee: one year/10 months 11999$ | one semester/5 months 9999$

  • Host family
  • School tuition fee
  • Insurance
  • Meal 3 times a day
  • 24 hours coordinator support
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