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Feeling at Home, In the U.S.

Securing comfortable living arrangements in the U.S. is a vital part of a positive exchange experience. Whether you're living with a host family or securing your own accommodations a little planning now can pay off when you arrive later.

Planning Your Trip: Know Before You Go!

Before you go, research the state, high school, college/university or organization you will visit. Proper planning and research is necessary before any trip. USA.gov has a wide range of informational resources available for your use, including:

Stay Safe, Travel Smart

How do exchange participants manage their health and safety concerns while in the U.S.? What support services are available?

For Parents & Families

For Parents & Families

Learn how to prepare your family member so he or she can have a safe, rewarding experience in the U.S.

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U.S. Department of State: Travel Abroad Tips

Travel.state.gov offers resources to help you prepare for your child's exchange experience in the U.S.

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