Becoming a Select exchange student

Have you thought about coming to the US? We would love to welcome you. The best way to discover and learn something is to experience it for yourself. Television, movies and the internet limit the scope of the “real” USA. Becoming a part of our communities, schools and familiesĀ is a great way to try new things and accomplish things you never thought possible.

Minimum requirements

  • Be between 14.5 and 18.5 years of age at the start of their program.
  • Proficient in spoken English: completion of personal interview with STS Worldwide staff to evaluate suitability for the program.
  • Proven academic effort and maturity to succeed at school and within a host family environment.

This is the procedure

Step 1: Locate your local STS office. Apply directly to the STS office.

Step 2: Application is reviewed and activated after an interview with STS Staff.

Step 3: Once accepted into program, the school of choice is contacted and application submitted for acceptance.

Step 4: Host family is secured and the match is made

Step 5: Attend Pre-Departure Orientation in home country

Step 6: Receiving country will work with the chosen school to approve student application and obtain necessary documents for the F-1 visa.