College students should check with advisors; each university may have its own international exchange program.
Costs vary, but you can start researching exchange student programs with this alphabetical list:
Exchange Student Programs A-B
- AFS (American Field Service)
- Programs are for one academic year, semester or trimesterbeginning in late summer or mid-winter. AFS students live with a host family and attend local high school. Fifty countries; summer program.wi
- AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study)
- College and high school exchange programs; summer "gifted" programs.
- American Council for International Exchange (ACIS)
- Holds four-week summer high school programs on university campuses in London, Paris, Rome, Salamanca and St. Petersburg. An arm of AIFS (above).
- Adventures in Real Communication (ARC)
- ARC offers teacher-led or individual homestays of a few weeks' or an academic year's duration.
- High school students 15-18 1/2; offers a "twin" program wherein students visit one another's homes.
- AYUSA has study programs in ten countries and accommodates 15-18 year olds with at least a 2.75 GPA.
Exchange Student Programs C-Q
- Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
- CIEE offers academic year or semester high school study abroad programs in Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Japan and Spain. Massive program.
- Center for Cultural Exchange (CCI)
- Point your teacher to this Spanish high school exchange program.
- Cultural Homestay International (CHI)
- Non-profit organization offering screened international host family placement for high school students.
- The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IASTE)
- Offers placement of college and tech school students. High school and doctorate students are not accepted.
Exchange Student Programs R-Z
- Rotary Youth Exchange
- The Rotary Club International has been engaging students in study abroad since 1927. Rotarians sent over 8000 students to international communties last year.