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Everyone has seen American movies and listened to American music. But what is life abroad in this vast and diverse country really like? There is hardly a better way for you to find out than to become an exchange student!

Experience first-hand the American way of life as a member of your host family and a student at an American high school. Catch the school spirit as you participate in extracurricular activities with your American peers and form friendships. Improve your English skills and explore classes you cannot take at your home school.

Most exchange students are placed in small communities across the country. They typically attend the 10th, 11th or 12th grade of the local American high school and live with an American host family who wants to share their daily life and culture with their exchange student.

2016/2017 Application Fees

Please note:You should expect that most placements occur prior to July 2016 AND that it is not uncommon for some placements to occur well into August until the placement deadline of August 31, 2016. For spring 2017 (second) semester applicants, placements may occur as late as January 15, 2017.

NWSE informs accepted applicants of their placements after securing their school acceptance and completing the school and host family vetting processes.

2016/2017 PUBLIC SCHOOL EXCHANGE PROGRAM FEES START AT:

One-Way Exchange: Semester Year
Option One: Program Fees and Insurance $7,030* $7,930*
Option Two: Program Fees Only $6,705* $7,355*
Reciprocal Exchange: Semester Year
Option One: Program Fees and Insurance $4,930* $5,530*
Option Two: Program Fees Only $4,605* $4,955*
Private Exchange, Direct Exchange, Sponsored Placement: Semester Year
Option One: Program Fees and Insurance $6,030* $6,930*
Option Two: Program Fees Only $5,705* $6,355*

 

* Scholarships (“fee reductions”), based on merit and need, may be available.

2016/2017 PRIVATE SCHOOL EXCHANGE PROGRAM FEES START AT:

One-Way Exchange: Semester Year
Option One: Program Fees and Insurance $7,030* + Tuition $7,930* + Tuition
Option Two: Program Fees Only $6,705* + Tuition $7,355* + Tuition
Reciprocal Exchange: Semester Year
Option One: Program Fees and Insurance $4,930* + Tuition $5,530* + Tuition
Option Two: Program Fees Only $4,605* + Tuition $4,955* + Tuition
Private Exchange, Direct Exchange, Sponsored Placement: Semester Year
Option One: Program Fees and Insurance $6,030* + Tuition $6,930* + Tuition
Option Two: Program Fees Only $5,705* + Tuition $6,355* + Tuition

 

* Scholarships (“fee reductions”), based on merit and need, may be available.

For more information about our programs to the USA, please click on one of the links below:

NWSE Germany If you live in Germany, Switzerland or Austria, please visit our German language website.
NWSE Japan If you live in Japan, please visit our Japanese language website.

If you live elsewhere in the world, please register online for more information.

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