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Classic Semester & Year Programs

You can apply for a program for either 5-6 months (Academic Semester) or 10-12 months (Academic Year). The length of the program is determined by your country of choice, and location of placement.

Most Academic Long Exchange programs require a visa for entry into the destination of choice. Our team will provide information to assist with your visa application.

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Program Summary

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Classic Long Programs: Semester or Year
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Classic Short Programs: Two or Three months
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High School Choice: Tailor your exchange
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Optional Soft Landing Camp
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Classic Semester & Year Program Benefits

Students on our long programs frequently say they become part of their host community and feel like a local. They build networks of friends that can last a lifetime. Their knowledge of the country increases and their capacity to put matters in perspective matures and grows.

Attend a local school where you’ll have the opportunity to try new subjects or extend your understanding of familiar subjects. A long program is a commitment there will also be many opportunities to have fun and enjoy your overseas experience. If learning another language is your motivation, our long programs provide an opportunity to finetune your skills. Your will have time to adjust, make mistakes, practice and learn. You’ll gain a level of fluency and an accent that only comes with prolonged immersion.

Being away from home can be a challenging experience and it is not for everyone. It’s not a holiday and you are not a guest. Homesickness & language development can be a challenge, and you will find that as you negotiate these and other little hurdles along the way, you’ll develop more confidence and independence.

Classic Semester & Year program students may be placed anywhere in their country of choice. Some destinations offer an Area Choice for an additional fee (see each Destination page for details).

For full control of your choice of location and school, please consider our High School Choice Programs in Canada & USA only.

High School Choice Programs

USA & Canada

Students have the option to apply for an Academic Semester or Academic Year program and choose from a range of regions, school districts and schools. Contact our team to learn how you can tailor your exchange experience!

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Classic Program Destinations

Find your destination of choice and learn more about:
  • The country and school
  • Program durations available
  • Application deadlines
  • Program fees
  • Visas and Vaccinations
An overview of all programs, prices and application deadlines can be found here.
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Enjoy your exchange experience at an excellent high school in warm, welcoming and diverse Canada, the most multicultural country on earth! Extraordinary nature, vibrant cities and respected academic achievements for your future!

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Your high school exchange will show you why France is the world’s top tourist destination: rich historical sites, stunning nature, fantastic food and a vigorous debating tradition in a world language spoken by almost 100 million people!

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Argentina is well-known for its natural scenery, modern cities and fashion but also for tradition and hospitality. It is an ideal destination for exchange.

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Denmark is one of the happiest nations on earth with some of the best quality of life. Enjoy the hospitality along with an outstanding education system.

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There’s something pure in the Finnish air and spirit that’s incredibly vital and exciting; with the trendsetting modern capital of Helsinki counterbalanced by vast forested wildernesses in the north and east. Try something different on exchange on Finland.

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Your high school exchange in Europe’s economic powerhouse is a great opportunity to invest in your future while discovering rich German language and culture, an open, welcoming society and many stimulating experiences!

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The Emerald Isle welcomes you in English and in Gaelic, to great schools, warm families, dynamic cities and close-knit small towns. Ireland has become a hotbed of innovation but remains rooted in rich traditions you will love!

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Spend your high school exchange in astonishing Italy, from beautiful medieval towns to mountains and seashore; discover capital cities of design; enjoy fabulous farm-to-table food, and learn the world’s most romantic language!

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Who hasn’t heard of Amsterdam, the capital of culture, coffee houses and canals? Its mesmerising beauty is hard to overestimate, and yet a surfeit of stunning metropoles are only hours, or even minutes, away by train.

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Experience the adventure of a lifetime with your neighbours! Australia beckons with its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and world-class education. Discover a both similarities and differences, make lifelong friends as a high school exchange student in Australia.

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Norway is, by any standards, one of the most beautiful countries on earth – discover Norwegian traditions and culture on exchange in Norway

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Open doors by studying a great world language in a country with mountains, ocean and medieval villages all within reach, and a laid-back culture where you can learn and enjoy at the same time!

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Sweden’s progressive society also provides an ideal climate for innovation and economic advancement. Your high school exchange here will also reveal why the country is consistently among the world’s happiest!

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United Kingdom

Some of the world’s best schools are in the UK. Combine rich culture and history, beautiful countryside, enthusiastic sports clubs and exciting excursions during your exchange in the UK.

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Being a high school exchange student in the USA is like embarking on an adventure filled with new friendships, diverse cultures, and a world of educational opportunities. It’s a an experience that broadens horizons and creates lasting memories.

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Immerse yourself in the captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern innovation. Engage in authentic cultural experiences, attend Japanese high school, and build lasting friendships. This program offers a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance language skills, and gain a global perspective that will undoubtedly shape your future.

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Worldwide High School Online Brochure

For an overview of our programs, our team will send you our Worldwide High School Online Brochure.

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LIVE Online sessions

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please attend one of our free LIVE Online Information Sessions to:

  • Meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Ask questions
  • See questions asked by other students and parents

Information evenings run for about an hour.
They are friendly, free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

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Classic High School Programs

Traditional exchange programs in all destinations

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High School Choice Programs

Tailor your high school exchange in the USA or Canada

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