VIA- J-1 School Program is designed to provide excellent opportunities and an intensive cross-cultural experience to select international students which will expand their normal understanding of our world. VIA is designated by the U.S. Department of State (http://J1visa.state.gov/) to sponsor students on a J-1 visa. Our cultural exchange program also follows the standards by the Cultural on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).
We offer Semester and Academic Year programs for full-time study in an American high school to students between the ages of 15-18. Students placed in high schools across the country. Each student will live with a carefully screened and background checked volunteer Host Family and is supported by the Community Counselor assigned to their community. All students will be provided with medical insurance, emergency assistance throughout the program with our 24-hour Emergency Hotline, and direct communication with overseas sponsors and natural family.
Students must FIRST apply with a VIA international partner. To find out if we have an International partner in your country, CONTACT US (contact-us/). Our international partners interview and screen all applicants, and each applicant must qualify to be accepted into ourJF-1 program.
•Maintain a good overall academic record •Be mature, flexible, and adaptable •Be willing to accept any host family and high school placement assigned to them •Be between the ages of 15-18 years •Demonstrate conversational English language ability •Have proof of English Skills (TOEFL, ITEP SLATE, IELTS)
Our international contacts all over the world, national field staff, are dedicated to global education making us a leader in the field of student exchange. Both here and overseas, we are all contributing to the development and education of our tomorrow’s leaders.
Come join VIA and let us make your dreams a reality!
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