About Us

About NWSE

Established in 1987 as a non-profit organization, NorthWest Student Exchange offers a variety of international student exchange programs for both international and American high school students: academic-year, semester, reciprocal, and summer student exchange programs.

NorthWest Student Exchange is a U.S. Department of State-designated student exchange program and is listed with the Council on Standards for International Exchange and Travel (CSIET).

NorthWest Student Exchange

Our exchange students enjoy living with their host families, attending high school, and receiving supervision from local NWSE Academic Coordinators. Exchange students also participate in community or NWSE-sponsored cultural and social events. NWSE provides exchange student and host family orientations, and coordinates medical and accident insurance, travel, and visas for all program participants.

NorthWest Student Exchange carefully screens and selects all exchange students and their host families who participate in our programs. Our screening and matching process works! Over the years, NWSE has maintained a high Student Placement Success Rate. Only rarely do our exchange students have to be re-placed to a new host family.

Dedicated to personal attention for every exchange student, NWSE promotes cultural exchange, foreign language study and international education by creating affordable student exchange programs for high school students from around the world. These unique opportunities for personal development, new perspectives and insights, and foreign language competency help prepare exchange students for success in the global marketplace and improve international understanding. NWSE exchange students raise their global awareness by building long-lasting international friendships and memories.

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“My exchange has been great. I love my family so much.”

Mariana from Brazil

“What I like the best about America is the people…School is really different, very social and not so strict, I love it. How Americans celebrate the holidays has been very surprising…very different…I…

Vivien from Germany

“I truly felt like a part of the family, whenever I had a problem they helped and we got really close. I could have tons of fun and talk to…

Marius from Germany

“Probably the biggest reward of being an exchange student was being hosted by an amazing family. I couldn’t imagine life without them anymore and I feel like I will be at…

Julia from Germany
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