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Italian High School Programs

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What should I expect from my student exchange abroad with Nacel?

For students who are looking for a broader experience of life in a foreign country, Nacel International offers High school exchange programs abroad during a term, a semester or a full academic year. Exchange students will live in a host family or choose a student residence or a boarding school. They will attend a public or private high school, giving them the opportunity to learn about another culture and improve their language skills.

ELIGIBILITY : 13 – 18 years old (according to the country)

LENGTH : High School exchange program abroad with a duration of a month, a term, a semester or an academic year.

SCHOOL TYPE : Public & Private Exchange Programs.

ACCOMMODATION : During the high school abroad program, accommodation will be arranged in host families, boarding quarters or student residences.
When hosted in a family, exchange students will be placed in a safe and pleasant home. The home will be carefully selected. Every attempt will be made to match the family and student where possible in terms of interests.  

LOCATION : 17 countries : High School exchange program in Australia, High School exchange program in Argentina, High School exchange program in Canada, High School exchange program in Chile, High School exchange program in Costa Rica, High School exchange program in Ecuador, High School exchange program in England, High School exchange program in France, High School exchange program in Germany, High School exchange program in Ireland, High School exchange program in Italy, High School exchange program in Japan, High School exchange program in Mexico, High School exchange program in New Zealand, High School exchange program in Spain, High School exchange program in the USA, High School exchange program in China.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS : Participating in a High School Exchange Programs abroad means total immersion in the host country life, and as such it is an ideal way to achieve proficiency in the spoken language of the country as well as gain a complete cross-cultural experience. The student exchange abroad is selective : every student must be interviewed before being accepted.

Each student needs to comply with the following requirements :
• Age specification according to the country,
• 2 or more years of language study with good grades,
• An above-average academic record,
• A previous experience of living away from home,
• An interest in learning about another culture and language,
• A willingness to make new friends and to share the daily life of a host family,
• An open and flexible attitude.


The student is not guaranteed placement in a certain grade level, or that transferable credits will be granted, or that a diploma will be awarded at the end of the High school exchange program. These decisions remain at the entire discretion of the national educational authorities. Accreditation for courses taken while on the program is the responsibility of the participant. Nacel International is not responsible for the procedures needed in this process but may assist and advise.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Applications for High school exchange programs abroad are usually accepted until March for sessions starting in August-September and until September for sessions starting in January. Please check accurate deadlines for each program. Late applicants may be accepted, depending on availibility and visa delays.

Early application is highly recommended. A student interested in this high school study abroad should contact us immediately and email us the pre-application to secure a place.
Then the student will have to carefully fill the full application form.

VISA: A High School study abroad program may require students to apply for a student visa, depending on the home country of the applicant, the destination country of his exchange program and even the duration of the student exchange abroad. We inform and assist our exchange students during their visa application process.

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