Study in America
Attend High School in the US
The requirements to study in America
Trust CHI as your J-1 visa sponsor
We give you all the support you need. Living in another country can be scary! But our dedicated field staff will be there to greet you, provide an orientation, and organize activities to help you feel excited and safe. Our Coordinators are always just a text message or phone call away!
How the Academic Year Program WOrks
Contact a partner agency in your home or a nearby country. We can also send you a list of partners near you. They will set you up with an application and let you know what you need to submit in order to be considered.
Our Admissions Department reviews and accepts your application. We issue and send your agency the Form DS-2019, which is the official U.S. Department of State document that allows you to apply for and receive your J-1 visa. Once you receive the DS-2019 you can make your visa appointment. When the visa is granted, you are all set to travel to America.
Meanwhile, our Field and Operations staff work hard to find you the perfect family and school as soon as possible! Once we find the right host family for you, you can start to get to know your family by email.
Your agency will book your flight according to your school start date. When you arrive, we will give you a student orientation and introduce you to other exchange students and the surrounding community. When school starts, you will begin the process of cultural exchange! You’ll have the chance to get out there, meet people, and participate in fun extracurricular activities.
Once in the US, your job is simply to do well in school, get involved in activities, and become a new member of your host family. That means spending time with them, sharing your culture, and showing them how much you appreciate their willingness to host you.
After your program, you must return to your home country. It is always hard saying goodbye, but remember that your program allows you to meet and live with people whom you will know for the rest of your life and whom you would have never been able to meet! As we say in America, it’s not really goodbye – it’s “see you later.”
Advice to our future exchange students
find a chi partner in your home country
Are you ready to sign up for a program that will change your life?