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High School Exchange Student Program

Delores Said:

Looking for organization that does exchange students program(high school) in usa for international students.?

We Answered:

Hi there,

I'm hosting a student through a smaller agency called ERDTShare. It is a non-profit. I don't know exactly how you would go about comparing one US agency to another -- but I wouldn't do it based on their websites. Per my own testimonial, I can tell you that ERDTShare really cares about the student and works hard to ensure a good match as well as student and host-family success. They have been extremely professional to work with.

I know of one particular large, pretigious exchange agency who recently sent home a student in our local high school because of irreconcilable differences with her host family. If she had been placed with a different agency, she probably would have simply been relocated to a new family.

All that being said, be sure that you understand and you're fully comfortable with how your prospective agency handles situations where there may be a mismatch between student and family. And don't discount the smaller agencies even if their websites aren't as cool.... because they likely have other assets that are more important.

I would suggest that you make some phone calls to assess the agencies rather than basing your analysis solely on the websites.

Here's a link to the agency we've used. We've really enjoyed the experience working with them. The coordinators are very professional, caring, fun and accomodating, and the students are top notch.

Best of luck to you!

Cathy Said:

German & American high school exchange program?

We Answered:

This is a fabulous thing. We do the same with a school in Mexico and the kids LOVE it. It is the absolute best way to give the kids an authentic experience.

I could check with my German teacher, but she is old and about to retire so I doubt that she would be into something like this. Also, parents would be reluctant to send their kids with a school that they do not even know at all.

My advice: check with schools that are near you. They will know your school and may be more willing to trust you even though you are a stranger. They can ask friends that they know in the area and will feel better about it.

Keith Said:

London exchange program, for NYC high school student, theater?

We Answered:

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