How Do You Become Foreign Exchange Student?
Becoming a foreign exchange student can be a memorable and enriching life experience. Immersing yourself in a foreign culture is a great way to learn the language and customs of your host country. Exchange programs are available for an entire school year, a semester or a summer. There are many countries to choose from and language fluency is not required. Talk to your parents about your desire to study abroad. As a high school student, you must have parental permission before you are placed in a study abroad program. Find out whether your school has a foreign exchange program in place. Talk to your guidance counselor about the options that are available to you. Choose an organization to coordinate your foreign exchange experience. Your school may have an affiliation with a study abroad program. If they don’t, there are a variety of agencies that help place students with host families abroad. Two popular programs are AYUSA and AFS Intercultural Programs. Choose the country where you wou