High School Immersion in the USA – Classic Program – 1 semester or 1 academic year
Our one-semester or one-year “classic” high school program in the USA is open to motivated participants aged 15 to 18 and a half.
It offers a real immersion in the American language and culture, by sharing the daily life of a host family and attending high school, just like an American student your own age!
- 24-hour immersion in American language and culture
- Experience authentic America through the daily life of a host family
- Discover a fundamentally different school system
- Program open to participants aged 15 or over and 18 and a half before departure
- Mastery of everyday English
- Gain in maturity and confidence
- Forge lasting, international friendships
The United States is so vast that it’s hard to cover it all, even in one lifetime! Immersing yourself in American culture for a semester or a school year with our high school program will enable you to grasp different facets of this immense country: a multi-cultural society, unforgettable landscapes, but above all warm-hearted inhabitants who are always willing to share their values. By immersing yourself in another educational system, you’ll be able to discover a different form of teaching, choose subjects that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to study here, and get involved in various extra-curricular activities to enrich your stay and create lasting memories.
Stays can take place anywhere in the United States, although most placements are in central states such as Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa,… Families can be located in small communities or in larger cities. In all cases, you’ll be totally immersed in the language and culture of the country.
The U.S. and Canada are vast countries, with vast geographical distances. The car is the main means of travel, and public transit systems are generally underdeveloped, with the exception of some major cities. European exchange students, accustomed to using public transport for their travels, will have to adapt to this cultural difference and learn to plan their journeys according to the transport options available.