This High School exchange in the USA is ideally designed for those students that have a good English level and are ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind educational experience, in a Public High School in the USA, while being hosted by a volunteer host family.
International Students will join classes like any other student, and take courses such as: English (Grammar, Writing, Literature, Theater, etc…), Physical Education (including medicine and hygiene courses), Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences (including the History of the United States and the Constitution of the US Government), Business, Psychology, Philosophy, Industrial design and economy, among others.
Exchange students are sent all across America. Specific locations cannot be requested.
Highlights of the Program
Host families welcome students voluntarily as a member of their own family. They want students to participate in family and school activities and learn more about the American lifestyle and culture. They also want to learn about the students’ country and culture.
These families are volunteers and provide room and board, as well as the care and support necessary for students, as they learn and adjust to life in the US.
Graduation is not possible during your experience in a public High School in the USA.
School type: Exchange students are placed in Public Schools all across the U.S.A.
Apply for your exchange program in the USA at least 6 months before arrival. Places are very limited!
Late applications may be accepted, depending on availability and visa processing times.
Study abroad in the USA and live with a host family, providing half board on weekdays, and full board on weekends.
The volunteer host families chosen for the High School exchange in the USA are middle-class families, who are willing to share their lives, hearts and home with an exchange high school student. Extra-curricular activities are offered by all American high schools: sports and music are really popular, but photography or volunteer work may also be proposed. These activities are a good way to integrate and to make friends among American students during your High School program in the USA.
For this student in the USA, please contact one of our Nacel advisers. You will have to go through a rigorous application process, therefore we will be putting you in contact with our closest partner available.
High School program in the USA
* Price in US Dollars per participant.
** Programs subject to a specific agreement with Nacel Open Door USA.
Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)
Host school placement
Host family placement and accommodation with full board
Monthly contact reports
Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program
Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
School lunches, school fees (registration, books, lockers, laboratories, gym/physical education, yearbook, class ring, letter jacket, student activities, subject material etc.)
Transportation to and from school
Extra activities organized by schools and others
Personal expenses and pocket money
Apply at least 6 months before arrival.
Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted in this High School exchange in the USA (preferably in English).
They should not yet have graduated in their home country. A minimum of 5 years of English study and above average academic results are required.
A ELTIS language test will be required during the application process.