Are you interested in studying in the USA?
International Experience (iE) is a non-profit, global student exchange organization. Many of our colleagues have been working for over 40 years in international student exchange. We offer personal and individualized support to each of our students and take great care in developing lasting relationships with our valued host families and academic partners.
iE offers a variety of semester and full academic year J1 and F1 programs for students age 15 – 18:
Public School Program (J1 Visa)
Explore a new culture, sharpen your language skills and immerse yourself in an authentic American high school experience while living with a carefully screened volunteer host family (kindly note that this program does not allow exchange students to live with a family member who may live in the USA). Public high schools offer a variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from including; sports, theater and music programs and student clubs. The location of a student’s placement is determined by the location of the volunteer host family secured for each particular student. In most cases, this program does not require students to pay tuition to attend school.
Public School Select Program (F1 Visa)
The Public School Select Program offers students the same opportunities as the Public School Program noted above. The difference is, students can select which school district they wish to be presented to for consideration of acceptance. In most cased, host families in this program require to be paid a monthly host family stipend. In addition to a program fee, students are required to pay tuition, which varies significantly based on the school’s location. Please note, only a select number of public schools accept F1 visa students.
Private School Program (F1 and J1 Visas, depending on school)
Our Private School Program offers a variety of locations across the United States. Our partner schools are hand-picked and well known for their dedication to superior academic quality, small class sizes and enriched curriculums. Most private schools also offer the added benefits of onsite extra-curricular sports, arts and music programs. Students live with a host family in the community. In most cases, host families in this program require to be paid a monthly host family stipend (schools accepting F1 students). In addition to a program fee, students are required to pay tuition, plus school fees. This amount varies significantly based on the school.
Boarding School Program (F1 Visa)
Our Private Boarding School Program allows you to select from a variety of quality private boarding schools with excellent academic offerings and high university acceptance rates of their graduates. Many of the boarding schools within our program offer ESL courses, IB programs and extensive AP course offerings. This is the ideal program if you plan on graduating with a U.S. diploma and pursing University studies in the United States. Students live in same gender or coed housing managed by the school. In addition to a program fee, students are required to pay tuition, boarding fees and school fees. This amount varies significantly based on the school.
Participation in an iE program is granted following the successful completion of an online application, interview, proof of sufficient English proficiency and academic standing. Visas will be issued to accepted students following the completion of the above and receipt of payment.