High School Exchange Program

CETUSA’s High School Program allows International Students the opportunity to spend one semester or a full academic year in the U.S.A. They will attend a public high school and have the experience living as an American teenager.

Who can participate?

Our international students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 upon arrival in the US and have a minimum of three years of English language studies with a B- or higher overall grade point average. Students must also pass an English language proficiency exam. CETUSA does all it can to ensure that students are academically well positioned for success during their exchange experience.

How does it work?

Before they begin their travel, students are assigned to fully vetted volunteer CETUSA host families. The host families open their homes and invite our students to become a part of their daily life. Both students and host families pledge to uphold CETUSA Standards of Conduct which outline expectations.

Each student also has a local CETUSA Local Coordinator who supports the students and host families through every stage of their program.

Students arrive in the U.S. with health insurance and a monthly allowance from their natural parents for items like entertainment and toiletries.