Study in America
Experience American Culture.
Leave with a new family.
Have you been dreaming of spending a school year in a foreign country? Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Do you love meeting new people and having new experiences?
Then look no further! CHI’s Academic Year Program (AYP) is your chance to study in America and spending an academic year (10 months) or a semester (5 months) living with a volunteer host family in the U.S.
Study at an American high school, share your culture with a family and their community, travel on trips with your local administrators, meet other exchange students, and help to make the world a more peaceful and understanding place!
Best of all, you’ll build meaningful, lifelong relationships with your hosts, friends, and Coordinators, and have a lot of fun along the way!
Requirements to become an exchange student
How the Program Works
Although we find you a host family and host school, the process actually begins in your home country! We work with foreign partner agencies from over 30 countries who send your applications to us so that we can make your program happen.
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.
Soon after arrival, school starts and you will begin the process of the cultural exchange! School is where you’ll have the chance to get out there, meet people, and participate in fun extracurricular activities