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Academic Exchange in the USA

Pursue your dreams on exchange

Adventures and surprises are part of the high school exchange experience. But for some students, an exchange is also an opportunity to focus on a particular subject, play their favorite sport or live in a warm place. If that’s your kind of exchange, then our Academic Exchange program could be right for you.

Like our Select Program, the Academic Exchange program offers the flexibility and relatively greater ease of coming to the US under an F-1 visa – the most common visa status for exchange students in the US. But there are two key differences: with an Academic Exchange, you can’t choose a specific school. And you pay significantly less than you would with the Select Program.

Academic Exchange is for students who want to:

  • Live in an American host family
  • Study at a school that offers a particular subject, sport or program of interest
  • Know early where they will be studying
  • Pursue an academic pathway

Examples of USA SELECT High schools

SCCE Information Session Webinar Tuesday March 28, 2023 - 6 pm AEDT

03:00 March 28, 2023

SCCE Information Session Webinar Wednesday April 26, 2023 - 6 pm AEST

04:00 April 26, 2023
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The experience of a lifetime

An exchange program is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shapes your future. Check out this short guide to planning your exchange in the USA. Please join our Information Session Webinar and then contact us to make that plan a reality.

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Your choice of subjects, sports or climate

You can also choose one favorite item from a list of options, and we will make sure we place you at a school that has that!

Sports: Soccer, American football, tennis, golf, basketball, track & field, volleyball (girls only) and cheerleading.

Subjects: Drama/theatre, art, music, French, Spanish and German, advanced placement courses in calculus, physics and biology.

Climate: Warm, four seasons

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Academic Exchange program

Every school in our Academic Exchange program delivers a high level of education, supported by modern facilities. We work only with schools that have 150 students or more to ensure you have access to a wide range of academic, extracurricular, social and cultural activities.

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The best way to prepare for your exchange program is to join an Information Session Webinar.
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