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A range of student exchange program

Find the high school program that is right for you!

Every student expects something different from their high school exchange. That’s why we offer different types of programs.

Choose our Classic High School and Select High School programs. Supported by our global team of high school exchange experts, every student exchange program offers something unique to suit your personal and academic goals. Every experience is life-changing, offering a wealth of opportunities to immerse into a new culture, learn a new language and develop skills that will set you up for success. Find out which program is right for you and apply today.

Overview

Classic High School: the traditional exchange

Select High School: your exchange your way

Academic Exchange in the USA: choose a sport, subject or warm location to your exchange year in the USA

Classic High School – the traditional exchange

Choose our Classic High School program if you’re looking for a traditional exchange experience. We match you with a carefully selected host family in your chosen country, then enroll you in a local high school. You may be placed in a large city, a charming coastal town, or the countryside, so be prepared to embrace new places, people, and customs.

We offer Classic High School in all our destinations. For an additional cost, you can request a particular state or region when you apply for a Classic High School exchange in the USA, Italy, Germany, and Ireland. You’ll find more information about area requests under each destination.

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Select High School – your exchange your way

You’ve got clear academic goals and want to experience your high school exchange your way. Perhaps you want to study near the beach, go skiing on the weekends, or enrol with a school focused on math and science. If you’re selective about your exchange experience, Select High School is the program for you.

With Select High School, we customise your high school exchange based on what and where you want to study, the area you want to call home, and the kind of life you want to live during your exchange. Our high school exchange experts will help choose the public or private school most suitable for you and match you with a carefully selected host family near your school.

Select High School is available in USA.

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Academic High School Exchange in the USA – choose sport

Available only in the USA, our Academic Exchange program is a great choice if you’re open to new experiences but want certain features in your high school exchange. In this program, you choose a sport, subject, art or language. You can even choose an exchange in a warm climate. Just tell our high school exchange experts what you want and they’ll match you with the right school.

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Classic High School – the traditional exchange

Choose our Classic High School program if you’re looking for a traditional exchange experience. We match you with a carefully selected host family in your chosen country, then enroll you in a local high school. You may be placed in a large city, a charming coastal town, or the countryside, so be prepared to embrace new places, people, and customs.

We offer Classic High School in all our destinations. For an additional cost, you can request a particular state or region when you apply for a Classic High School exchange in the USA, Italy, Germany, and Ireland. You’ll find more information about area requests under each destination.

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Select High School – your exchange your way

You’ve got clear academic goals and want to experience your high school exchange your way. Perhaps you want to study near the beach, go skiing on the weekends, or enrol with a school focused on math and science. If you’re selective about your exchange experience, Select High School is the program for you.

With Select High School, we customise your high school exchange based on what and where you want to study, the area you want to call home, and the kind of life you want to live during your exchange. Our high school exchange experts will help choose the public or private school most suitable for you and match you with a carefully selected host family near your school.

Select High School is available in USA.

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Academic High School Exchange in the USA – choose sport

Available only in the USA, our Academic Exchange program is a great choice if you’re open to new experiences but want certain features in your high school exchange. In this program, you choose a sport, subject, art or language. You can even choose an exchange in a warm climate. Just tell our high school exchange experts what you want and they’ll match you with the right school.

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Short Program Options

Curious about high school exchange but not quite ready for a full school year abroad? Get a taste of the exchange experience through our Short Programs. These are available for 3, 2.5, 2 months and 6 weeks in some destinations.  Please see each destination pricing page for details.

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The experience of a lifetime

A high school exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that builds new skills and improves your confidence – setting you up for success in the future. When you choose an exchange with the high school experts at Southern Cross Cultural Exchange, what you learn in a few weeks, a few months or an academic year will stay with you for the rest of your life.   

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