High School in the USA
You can complete high school in public, private and boarding schools in America, You Can attend a High school private program or you can enroll in cultural exchange program High school J1 :
High School Culture Exchange Program in America.
The US High School Programs is the best way for high school students to become international citizens. This is a full scholastic year program that includes accommodation with a US host family while studying at US public schools. It gives students the opportunity to test life in another country. There is no better way of studying and living in another country to learn about its culture and customs.
The participant in this program needs to demonstrate the personal skills and abilities necessary to manage life for a whole year away from home. These skills are maturity, flexibility, understanding, honesty, integrity and a sense of responsibility.
The US High School Programs cover an academic year of 10 months and includes accommodation with a host family where the program begins in August of each year for students between 15-18 years of age. The participants in the program are selected - to have the required skills as motivation, maturity, and mentality, all of which are definitive to the student's success in the program. Students are distributed to host families throughout the United States from the smallest city in Iowa to the suburbs of Boston. The student must be efficient in all areas while he or she is with the family and the host community.
The Program Includes:
• High-level educational schools.
• Accommodation with carefully selected host families.
• 24 hours supervision and guidance provided by the local coordinator in the host community.
• Comprehensive health insurance
• Organizing trips and tours to various places in the USA.
• A student's guide that contains all that matters to the student before leaving.
• US Official Document DS-2019 which allows students to apply for the J-1 visa category.
• Three-day preparatory seminars in the USA including meals, educational tours, and workshops to prepare the participant to adapt to life upon arrival in America.
Benefits of the Program:
• Mixing and cultural integration and learning about other cultures.
• Studying in an American high school in English environments
• Enhancing the personality of the participant.
• Testing the daily life in the USA.
• Improving the use of English language.
• Traveling abroad experience.
• How to adapt to foreignness.
The program starts in August of each year. The student can join the program from Sep, 1st to Apr, 30st each year. Registration starts from the beginning of January and lasts until the end of it. Priority is given to the distribution of students into the required states to precedence and availability.
Terms of Participation
• The student must be between 15-18 years of age and must not have completed 11 years of school or graduated from high school.
• Studying English in an academic environment such as a school or specialized language school for a minimum of three years.
• Having communication skills and competence required to communicate with students at school and with the host family.
• Getting the minimum grade of 65% in the English language level test.
• Submitting the school grades for the current year and the previous three years and transfer the grades into the American grades system. These statements must prove that the student's rate is not less than 2.5 from 4.00 (C+) based on the American grades system where students who failed in one of these years of the program won’t be accepted.
• Having the necessary personal qualifications such as intellectual maturity and openness will enable him or her to spend a full school year in the USA away from home and school.
The follow-up of the application requires at least three months depending on the date of receipt of the application. You must be aware that choosing a high school and host family in the USA is not an easy task but requires time and effort.
If you wish to join the program, you must prepare the following papers:
• A copy of your passport page with personal information.
• Grades statement of the current school year and the past three years.
• Recommendation letter from the English teacher at your current school.
• Vaccinations Record.
• A letter is required to be written by the student to the host family explaining the reasons why he participated in the program and what he expects from it.
• A letter from the student's parents to the host family.
• 10 personal photos (5x5) white background (US Embassy photo).
• Minimum 6 photos of the student with his family and friends.
The student must take into account that we will provide him with all the necessary forms to complete the registration procedures and that he may be asked to bring or fill in other applications.
• Helping to find a high school, American host.
• Helping to find a host American family.
• Assistance in obtaining the official American documents required to apply for a visa, which is included under the programs of cultural exchange in the US State Department.
• Providing you with comprehensive information about living and studying in the USA before leaving home.
• Providing support and assistance in the USA
• Providing you with a USA emergency phone number available 24 hours a day.
• Providing staff for counseling and guidance throughout the program in Portland, Maine.
• Training and preparing for the visa application and the meeting with the Consul at the USA Embassy.
• Travel and ticketing service.
• Providing comprehensive Health insurance during your stay in the USA
• Assistance in obtaining social security number.
• SEVIS registration service.
• Student reception and assistance upon arrival at JFK Airport.
• Staying one night with breakfast in New York.