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Around the World!

Great news!  Many student applications are available for 2020-2021! 

The fun really is in choosing your own student, and you just have to be “fully vetted” in order to start seeing everyone in the database. Check out the list below for possible countries:

Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan…

Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China…

Egypt, Estonia, Gaza, Georgia, Germany…

India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan…

Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait…

Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro…

Morroco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines…

Poland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain…

Tanzania, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia…

Turkey, Ukraine… 

Academic Year Details

Students come into the USA right before school starts, and they leave at the end of their year (or semester). Right from the start, they get involved with friends from their classes. They love the American opportunities– from sports to drama to music to community events. 

Many families say it was just “one more kid in the car and in the whole routine”. For hosts who don’t have children in the high school, they like that their student has a life going on all day. They get together at night and enjoy that special energy a teenager brings into their world.

Hosts provide housing, which can be a shared bedroom (as long as the student is within four years of the student’s age). Hosts also provide three meals a day, and transportation for normal high school sports & clubs. The student brings their own spending money and health insurance.

Annually, this program places about 700-1,000 students–from around the globe–all throughout the United States.

Brattleboro Union High School

The Brattleboro Union High School community has been very generous this year:

  • 14 students
  • 10 different countries
  • 4 different continents
  • 7 different languages
  • 2 semester-only (1 fall, 1 spring)

Students are available already for 2020-2021… and there are so many to choose from! Contact Jill to get started!

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