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Old 01-17-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Lobith, the Netherlands
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Hello!

I'm an 18 year-old girl from the Netherlands. I've studied French for a year in the Netherlands, but I would really like to go to school in the USA. Is there anyone who can tell me something about that or who can help me find a host family? If you want to know more about me or help me, please contact me: nardie_langenhof@hotmail.com
Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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There are probably exchange programs you can join.

Please be careful who you go with and don't be afraid to complain if you think things are not as they should be. There is a lot of abuse in the exchange student system as some programs pay families to host foreign students. I know several who were treated poorly where the host family was only interested in the money and free labor they could get for hosting the students.

Americans are generally kind to foreigners and want you to have a good experience when you visit, so if you are having trouble, there should be no shortage of people willing to help you out. Just don't be afraid to speak up.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Hello!

I'm an 18 year-old girl from the Netherlands. I've studied French for a year in the Netherlands, but I would really like to go to school in the USA. Is there anyone who can tell me something about that or who can help me find a host family? If you want to know more about me or help me, please contact me: nardie_langenhof@hotmail.com
Thanks!
Hello Nar91, welcome to the forum! I graduated high school last year, and I can't speak for all American high schools. But sometimes high school here in the states can get cliquish (we're both teens I think we get the picture). But all around not a horrible experience, I myself have met foreign exchange students from Germany, Japan and Columbia and they had a good time here in Arizona. If you do decide to come, stay cool, be friendly and talk to someone who is lonely, make someone's day.

What states do you plan to go to?
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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Student, Secondary (High School) (http://exchanges.state.gov/jexchanges/programs/hsstudent.html - broken link)
The United States Department of State has an excellent program you might qualify for.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Just make sure you go to a good place. Being from the former USSR myself, if my first trip to the U.S. was a place like Akron, OH then your whole view of the U.S. will be depressing and boring and it would have probably made me want to leave the U.S.

If I was you, I would choose between NY, LA, Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and San Francisco. No offense to other cities but for your first time in the U.S. you should get a real great experience.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Default High School Student Exchange Programs

Hi,
Quest International offers a variety of programs depending on where you want to go. We have multiple high schools partnerships all across United-States. Many of our students go to Philadelphia area, Chicago area and San Francisco area. Regarding Host Families we find a host family for you. For further details about this program, you can follow this link: High School USA Exchange Program- Learn more about Quest Programs (http://questexchange.org/programs-F1-highschool-usa.php - broken link)
I hope this helps.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:23 AM
 
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My son is going to study Grade 10 in USA in coming September.

He got an offer from Lake Forest Academy and Worchester Academy respectively.

Can anyone tell me which one is better, in terms of their study environment, cultures, acedemic standard?

Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you are 18, I suspect that you will be out of high school and into a junior college.

My suggestion would be to pick a few places that you think you might like to live and contact the junior college for that area and ask if they have a foreign exchange program.
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