CHI’s Academic Year Program (AYP) offers international teenagers, ages 15 to 18 1/2, the opportunity to spend either a 10-month academic year or a 5-month academic semester as an exchange student at a U.S. high school and experience living with a volunteer host family. CHI carefully screens for highly motivated exchange student candidates who demonstrate solid English ability, above average academic skills, maturity and of course, a strong desire to live and learn about life in the U.S.
Please visit our regions page to learn more about CHI’s host communities and local staff.
You must be between 15 and 18 1/2 years of age upon arrival
Receive an acceptable score on the English language SLEP test
Maintain good grades in your home country
Demonstrate the maturity and flexibility needed to participate in an intercultural program
For more information on how to contact one of CHI’s partner agencies abroad, please complete our inquiry form.
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