So, your child wants to join a State Department exchange program?

The U.S. Department of State understands that parents have a number of questions and concerns about their student studying in the U.S. Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions and learn about the benefits of international exchange.

What are the benefits of participating in a State Department exchange program?

Whether your child is in secondary school or university, an international exchange program through the State Department will be an enriching experience. Opportunities to gain confidence and learn new language and leadership skills are just some of the benefits of an exchange.

In their own words

Quratul-ain, a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program participant, talking about her exchange experience.
Quratul-ain I. Participant Ghana Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study United States Read the story