It's a great challenge for international students to leave their home and comfort zone. But living with an American host family will leave you with a lot of good memories. Today let me share with you my tips from living with host families for three years in American high schools!
USA Classic Program
Educatius Group collaborates with independent, not-for-profit organizations so you can have the opportunity to live and study in exciting destinations all over the United States and, at the same time, help shape the future of the global community. Study in the USA for a semester or a full academic year while living with a carefully screened volunteer host family.
This J-1 High School Program can open doors for both you and your host family in ways you can’t imagine. Together you’ll share the richness of each other’s cultures and customs through a supportive and inclusive family environment. It can be the first step toward overcoming the world’s prejudice and intolerance based on misunderstandings and misinformation.
USA J-1 Programs are ideal for students who want to stick to a low budget, have fun, improve their English, and experience a new culture while attending US high school classes. Educatius Group offers a J-1 Program via our third-party partners.
Here are some key details about studying on a J-1 Program:
- J-1 Program students cannot choose their high school.
- There are limited spaces for international students looking to apply to a J-1 Program. Students often must apply early to secure a visa.
- Students must start the program between ages 15-18 ½.
- Host families are volunteers.
- A host family MUST be found before the student leaves to study abroad. In the case that a host family is not found, a refund is given to the family and the student will not study on the program.
- High schools cannot guarantee that students will be able to co-validate credits or earn a diploma and graduate.
- International students can only stay for one year.