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International Exchange Options


High School Study Abroad Programs….extensive list and links!!!

Bozeman Public Schools welcomes a limited number of foreign exchange students each year. All accepted students are required to come through an organization that is included on the Advisory List with the Council of Standards for International Education Travel, (CSIET). A completed application from the approved organization and a host family in place are required to reserve a spot.


Adventure Ireland
Summer and Gap Year Teen Travel and Adventure Programs

Adventure Ireland, based in the stunning scenery of the west coast of Ireland, has been providing teenagers with the trip of a lifetime for nearly a decade now. The unique blend of Culture and Adventure has seen hundreds of teens fall in love with Ireland, make lifelong friends, try exciting new sports all in the relaxed safe and friendly atmosphere for which the Irish are so famous.


AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.
A non-profit organization that sends high-school students for the year, summer, or semester to more than 50 countries to live with host-families and attend local schools. AFS utilizes volunteers in order to keep fees low.


AIFS Summer Advantage Study Abroad
High School Study Abroad Program

Summer Advantage provides students ages 16-18 the opportunity to experience an international educational program, giving them a taste of university life and helping strengthen their prospects for acceptance at a leading university through foreign language study or liberal arts courses abroad. Program locations include: San Jose, Costa Rica; London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Granada, Spain.

Contact: AIFS Summer Advantage, 1 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT, 06905, USA; tel.


Arete Adventures in Greece
Provides High School Students with Educational Tours through the Classical Sites of Ancient Greece

Arete Adventures is a two-week, overseas travel program designed to introduce high school students to the glory of Ancient Greece. At Arete Adventures, we explore the anicent world while enjoying modern Greece, all while engaging in once-in-a-life multi-cultural opportunities. Our all inclusive tours are the easiest and most affordable way to see Greece or establish a travel program with your school or organization. Email or go to our website for more info.


ASPECT Foundation
Teen Study Abroad Programs
Students, travel to a country of their choice around the world and live with a host family, while attending high school for an academic year or semester. See website for more info.


British American Educational Foundation
Placement in British boarding schools for 13th year of high school.

Contact: 840 Rock Rimmon Rd., Stamford, CT 06903; 203-487-8949;,

Semester and year-long High School Study Abroad programs for students arranged in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, the Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and Spain. Program includes enrollment in a local high school, housing and meals with local host families, pre-departure and arrival orientation, travel, insurance, and 24 hour support.

Visit: 300 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101; 1.800.40.STUDY;

Student Educational Travel

Our Eco-Classroom school trips are customized, planned collaboratively with teachers, and help to leverage what you are already doing in the classroom while opening eyes and minds to the amazing world we are all a part of. Our tours aim to not simply ‘see the sights’ of some of the most inspiring places on Earth, but to become immersed in a completely new environment, culture and language. The entire trip is about biology and ecology, about language and culture, about conservation and service.


The Experiment in International Living
The Experiment has offered transformational learning experiences for over 70 years. Summer programs, from three to five weeks, are available for high school students in more than 25 countries worldwide. Experimenters focus on themes such as community service, language study, travel, peace studies, ecology, the arts, or outdoor adventure. Homestays, experiential learning, and language immersion are part of the programs.

Contact: 1 Kipling Rd., P.O. Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302; tel. 800-345-


Go Abroad China Ltd. (GAC)
High School Program in China 

Go Abroad China offers various programs for high school students within the age group of 13 to 18 years. Our staff comprising of professional and experienced teachers, mentors and coordinators ensure you get the best from the intensive language training with a swift immersion into the Chinese language, culture and society. The staff also ensures all this is done in a safe and friendly environment. You will be living with a Chinese host family along with a family member of your age group in vibrant metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai.


Greenheart Travel
High School Abroad 

Life-changing high school abroad programs in 18 countries around the world. Greenheart is a non profit with over 20 years of experience in cultural exchange. The staff provides expert guidance and personalized support to each student and their parents throughout the program. In addition to semester and academic year programs, they offer affordable three month programs in selected countries.


High School Trips in Belize: Island Expeditions Co.
Customized trips to Belize where students are immersed in the natural settings of Caribbean Cays and tropical rainforests. Students learn how to sea/river kayak, snorkel/dive, and about the ecological systems and conservation programs within Belize.


International Summer School in St Andrews, Scotland 
Offers high school students from all over the world (aged 14-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the historic and picturesque seaside town of St Andrews. Offering a brilliant selection of Academic and Elective options and a summer experience like no other! Courses available in Creative Writing, Film, Debating, Golf, Cultural programs and much more.


A School Year in Britain

Spend one term or a full school year studying in Britain at a local high school while living with a local host family.


Nacel Open Door
Nacel Open Door is a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education. American students ages 16 to 18 live with a family and attend high school for either a trimester, semester or school year in one of 8 countries: Argentina, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, or Spain. Summer programs are also available. Application and program fees. Scholarships available.


Oxford Royale Academy
Academic Summer Courses in Oxford

Oxford Royale Academy (ORA) is a British company with a real passion for international education. Each year our team works harder to compile stimulating and rewarding programmes for all ages, bringing together outstanding teachers (many of whom teach at Oxford University), energetic counsellors, brilliant guest speakers and professional support staff.


Study Abroad Experiential Education in Nepal

Offers opportunities for students to live and learn abroad by placing strong emphasis on experiential education and cultural immersion. Our diverse programs run year-round, in seven to twelve-week fall and spring semester, eight to nine-week winter and six-week summer sessions. All our programs whether semester, summer or personal have some similar components—homestay with a local family, language study, and the option of internship or a volunteer situation.


PAX Abroad
Pax offers U.S. high school students, ages 15 to 18, programs and homestays for the school year and summer in France, Germany, Ecuador, Spain, Australia, Brazil, and China. Program fees.

Contact: 242 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Tel. 800-555-6211;

Putney Student Travel
Putney has been a family-operated business for more than 50 years. It provides opportunities for small groups of students to share educational summer experiences. There are five categories of programs: Cultural Exploration, Language Learning, Community Service, Global Awareness in Action, and Excel programs in Oxford/Tuscany, Paris/Provence, and Madrid/Barcelona.

Contact: 345 Hickory Ridge Rd., Putney, VT 05346; 802-387-5000;,

School Year Abroad (SYA)
A consortium including top independent schools across the country, School Year Abroad (SYA) is the only secondary-level program that allows students to live with a European or Chinese family for an entire academic year while earning U.S. graduation credits and preparing for selective U.S. colleges and universities. Students come from public and private schools across the U.S. and must go through a selection process. Tuition and fees apply.

Contact: 439 South Union St., Lawrence, MA 01843; Tel. 978-725-6828;,

STS Foundation
International Exchange Program for High School Students
U.S. High School students, ages 15 to 18, can live and study abroad. Its programs in France, Germany, Italy, and Austria require at least two years of formal language training. Programs in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and the Netherlands have no language requirements. Programs are also offered in New Zealand and South Africa, and summer homestays are available as well. Application and program fees.

Contact: 6946 E 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251; Tel. 800-522-4678;,

The Traveling School
Specialized High School Courses, Overseas Travel, Outdoor Adventure, and Fun For Girls

The Traveling School is a new semester-long program for teenage girls ages 15-18 who wish to enhance their traditional academic experience with an overseas adventure.  Students earn full academic credit for seven semester courses in math, history, science, language arts, foreign language, PE, and Global Studies. The fall program travels to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. The spring program travels to the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Emphasis is also placed on the development of outdoor skills. Enrollment limited to 15 students. Tuition and fees apply. Scholarships available.

Contact: PO Box 7058, Bozeman, Montana 59771. Tel. 406-586-3096;

Two Worlds United
High School International Student Programs

Two Worlds United a worldwide leader in international education offers quality student exchange opportunities that include a choice of more than 45 countries, and an academic time period to suit individual purposes. Two Worlds United has summer programming, 4 to 6 month semesters, and full year academic sessions.


Youth for Understanding USA
Exchange Organization for High School Students
Youth For Understanding (YFU) offers the learning adventure of a lifetime to high school students. A YFU study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, cultures and communities of a real family in one of over 40 countries around the globe. You can choose from summer, semester, year or gap year programs. Change Your Life, Change Your World! Study Abroad with Youth For Understanding, one of the oldest and most respected student exchange organizations.



BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • The BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarship program is sponsored by AFS Intercultural Programs, which is one of the oldest international high school exchange organization, founded in 1915. The scholarship provides financially-challenged students the opportunity to study in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, or South Africa to gain the intercultural skills needed to succeed in a global economy. The goal of the program is to increase students' intercultural awareness and second-language skills. In order to be eligible for the BP Global Citizens of Tomorrow Scholarship, one must be between the ages of 15-18, reside in the greater Chicago or Houston areas, and demonstrate academic achievement (with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale). In addition, one must possess academic and career interest in science, technology, engineering, math, or other fields important to the energy industry and qualify for need-based financial aid.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Program

  • Sponsored by the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag, CBYX American students are given the opportunity to live and study abroad in Germany for an academic year. Scholarship recipients serve as youth ambassadors of the United States by sharing their life and culture with their German hosts and building greater international understanding of the United States. To apply for the CBYX Scholarship, you must fulfill the following the requirements: be between the ages of 15-18; be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident; and possess at least a 3.0 GPA.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

  • The National Security Language Initiative for Youth program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and it is a part of a government-wide presidential initiative that aims to prepare Americans to be leaders in a global world, promote international dialogue, attain better understanding of global cultures and issues. The U.S. Department of State awards 600 scholarships each year. To qualify for a scholarship, you must be between the ages of 15-18, a U.S. citizen, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

  • Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, YES Abroad provides students with the opportunity to study in countries with significant Muslim populations for up to one year. Participants in the program can study in the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Egypt; Ghana; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Mali; Morocco; Oman; Thailand; and Turkey. To be eligible for the program, you must be between the ages of 15-18, a high school student, and a U.S. citizen.