High School Exchange Program in the U.S.
Secondary school students
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High School Program

CETUSA’s High School Program allows international students to spend a semester or full academic year in America attending a public high school and living as an American teenager.

International students on this program 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.

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.

About CETUSA (Council for Educaitonal Travel, USA)

Council for Educational Travel, USA

  • Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) is a not-for-profit international student exchange organization coordinating exchange experiences for high school students, university students and young professionals.  CETUSA is a US Department of State Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) sponsor organization.
  • The mission of CETUSA is “reaching out to encourage a lifelong journey of global peace and understanding” for the students, host families and communities that are part of the exchange experience.


For more information about this program, please contact us!


Secondary school students
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