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There are many reasons that international students come to the USA for high school exchange programs: to experience a different culture, make lifelong memories, and explore their passions. And according to a new article from U.S. News and World Report titled How U.S. High School Can Prepare International Students, there’s another major reason: it helps them sharpen their English and — for those with ambition to attend an American college or university — it helps familiarize them with the American academic system.

Dr. Sharon Tan, Educatius Academic Director, was quoted in the article. She spoke to the impact that studying at a US public high school can have on international students, saying it allows them to “greatly hone an international student’s English skills, which is demanded by college studies in the US.”

Of course, it’s not just English skills and academics that colleges and universities are looking for. Colleges and universities want to admit students that will make an impact socially, as well. And, according to the article, international students who have spent one or more years at a USA high school better adapt to their schoolwork, make a larger group of friends, and become more involved in their school’s communities.

Educatius works with more than 200 SELECT high school partners — Boarding, Private Day, and Public — throughout the USA, including places like Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Many offer incredible options such as AP courses, the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, and unique extracurricular activities — but each offers something unique.

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