Classic Exchange Programs in California

Request California for your Classic USA Program

When you choose our USA Classic High School program, you can make an area request. California is always one of our most popular requests from exchange students. Many students dream of California beaches and iconic attractions. The state is incredibly varied, with famous cities, tourist attractions, coastline (and surprisingly cool water!), scenic mountains and innovative companies – an amazing place to spend your exchange program.

California area request on the Classic High School program is available on a first come, first serve basis and in very high demand! If space is available, we’ll place you with a welcoming host family who lives in California. There is an additional fee, but you’ll only pay that add on once your California placement is confirmed. Get in touch with us as early as possible to book your interview and save your spot!

Perfect for students who:

  • Want an American cultural immersion experience living with an American host family
  • Create friendships that will last the rest of your life
  • Hope to study high school in California
  • Do not need to choose a specific school
Girls on a beach in California

Living with a California host family

On our USA Classic High School program, no matter where you are placed, we’ll place you with a carefully screened host family and you’ll attend a school near the host family. In addition to your host family, you’ll be assigned to a Local Coordinator who will be your support contact throughout your program from beginning to end.

Hear from our previous exchange students in USA


Anika shares her experience from her student exchange with SCCE in USA.

Read her story here.


“Take every chance and opportunity you get as you will not regret it and it will make the most of your exchange.”

– Jemma in USA

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The experience of a lifetime

Student exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shapes your future. We’re created a guide to help you plan your year in the USA. Join our Information Session Webinar and then Apply Now to make that plan a reality.

Student group in California

Want something specific on your California exchange program?

If you want to be guaranteed that you can live next to the beach or in a famous city on your exchange program; or you want or need a specific subject or sport, consider one of our California Select Schools. You can choose the Select high school that meets all your requirements (whether it’s a sport, a subject, a location or an art program) – or our team can help you find your perfect Select high school match!

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