Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for High School Students

Norina at the Polynesian Culture Museum in Hawaii

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Study Abroad in High School with the U.S. Department of State

Calling all U.S. High School Students! Did you know you can study abroad with a U.S. Department of State scholarship?

NSLI-Y alumni pose with Foreign Service Officer Bridget Gersten at a diplomatic reception for International Visitors in Boston. Pictured (L to R): Benjamin Chen, Raymond Fasano, Ryan Youkilis, Bridget Gersten (FSO), Jenna Bhaloo, and Sophie Klimasmith

American Alumni Offer Warm Boston Welcome to International Visitors

More than a dozen American alumni of U.S. government-sponsored international exchange programs greeted a group of visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on the last stop of their International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

Top 5 Ways for High School Educators to Promote Study Abroad

Less than 10% of U.S. students study abroad, and very few of these students are in high school. Yet, studying abroad early builds global competencies such as language and cross-cultural skills, maturity, and clarity about one's post-secondary education and career. Learn how to help high school students achieve their dreams of studying abroad.

Youth exchange participant and host family.

Experience America through a High School Exchange

Every year, the State Department brings almost 2,000 high school students from almost 50 countries to live with an American host family and go to high school for a year.

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