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USA Select Exchange Program

USA Select Programs

 

Discover the options for your USA Select Exchange Program.

Our USA Select Exchange Program provides students with the flexibility to choose from a number of our preferred schools or school districts.

Unlike our Classic Exchange Programs, students study at a traditional US public high school on a F-1 Visa. This visa allows students to obtain study credits and diplomas towards further education and university life.

Explore the available regions, schools and the program options.

Select a region below to view the Select Program school districts available.

Arizona
California
Florida
Indiana
Iowa
Massachusetts

Once you have selected a preferred School District click here to view the program options and prices.

More information and the application process

If you would like to find out more about our USA Select Program, a particular school or the application process, you can contact us on 1800 500 501 or complete our online enquiry form.


Arizona

Hamilton High School

School Profile

Hamilton High has a beautiful campus with large classrooms and spacious amenities. Facilities available on campus include a public library, a 613 seat auditorium, two gymnasiums with three indoor basketball courts, a football stadium and a state of the art heated swimming pool.

School Facts

Number of Students: 3886

Location: 30 minutes Southeast of Phoenix.

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:20

Offer Diploma: Yes

School Uniform: No

Campus Size: 30 Acres

University Acceptance Rate: 98%

Foreign Languages: American Sign, Chinese, French, German and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

Choir, Chorus, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Vocal.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, French Language, German Language, Human Geography, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government and Politics, and US History.

Sports

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball , Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Academic Decathlon, Astronomy, Chess, Computer, Culinary Club, Dance, Drama, Fashion, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Teacher, Film Production, Fitness, Flag Football, Hockey, Key Club, Lacrosse, Model United Nations, Muslim Student Association, Newspaper, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad Club and Ultimate Frisbee.

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Paradise Valley Unified School District

School Profile

Paradise Valley Unified School District is the 7th largest school district in the state of Arizona with four high schools accepting international students. All the district’s high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses and a wide variety of extracurricular and after-school activities to keep students engaged and stimulated, intellectually and physically. Many of the high schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District have exceptional programs like the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) at North Canyon High.

School Facts

Number of Schools in District: 4

Number of Students: 2200

Location: 30 minutes northeast of Phoenix

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:30

Offer Diploma: Yes

Foreign Languages: French, Spanish and German

Courses and Activites

Arts

Architectural Design, Band, Ceramics, Culinary Arts, Chorus, Dance, Debate, Drama, Drawing, Fashion Design, Film Studies, Graphic Design, History of Western Music, Jazz Ensemble,Music Technology, Painting, Photojournalism, Sound Engineering, String Orchestra, Theater in Production, Theater Stagecraft,  TV Studio and Film Production and Woodworking.

Advanced Placement Courses

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Environmental Science, French Language and Culture, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government and Politics and US History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball , Cheerleading, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, LaCrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Academic Decathlon, Art, Book Club, Dance, French Language, Game, German, Robotics, Spanish Language, Yearbook.

School Flyer

 


 

California

Alameda Unified School District

School Profile

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The Alameda Unified School’s diverse community of students is exposed to a rigorous academic program (including 14 AP courses) and a safe and secure environment that helps prepare students for success and community responsibility. International students can choose from a variety of academic programs including Advanced Placement courses in math, computer, biological and physical sciences, history, foreign languages, literature and government. Encinal High School even has its own dedicated international coordinator. Alameda High is known for being the former school of famous vocalist Jim Morrison, Lead singer of The Doors, and both schools have seen several baseball athletes make it to the US Major Leagues.

School Facts

Number of Schools in District: 2

Number of Students: 1763

Location: 25 Minutes East of San Francisco

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:22

Offer Diploma: Yes

Foreign Languages: French, Spanish and Chinese

Courses and Activites

Arts

Advanced Multimedia and Graphics, Beginning Guitar, Concert Band, Contemporary Ensemble, Dance, Drama, Jazz Band, Media, Multimedia Art, Symphonic Band, Theater Technology and Visual Arts.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture and US History.

Sports

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball , Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Water Polo.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Dance, Interact, National Honor Society, Music Ensembles, Red Cross and School Flags.

 

School Flyer

 

El Camino Real Charter High School

School Profile

El Camino Real Charter High School is a US independent public school located in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles in Southern California. Known for high academic standards, it offers over 20 Advanced Placement and Honors courses. It also has a wide array of extracurricular activities to pick from, such as Careers in Entertainment Academy, Fashion and Design Academy, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts program, and the popular Academic Decathlon. Among El Camino Real Charter High School’s famous alumni is actress America Ferrera, best known for her roles in “Ugly Betty” and “The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants.”

School Facts

Number of Students: 3700

Location: 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:25

Offer Diploma: Yes

Campus Size: 28 Acres

Average Class Size: 32-35

University Acceptance Rate: 94%

Foreign Languages: French, Spanish and American Sign

Courses and Activites

Arts

Band, Broadcast News, Chorus, Drama, Drawing, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Guitar, Interior Design, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Painting, Theater and Video/Filmmaking.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government, US History and World History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball , Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Academic Decathlon, Art, Anime, Bible Study, Biotechnology Club, Book Club, Black Student Union, California Scholastic Federation, Chinese, Comic Book Design, Creative Writing, Hockey, Fashion, Finance, Fly Fishing Club, French, French National Honor Society, Gay Straight Alliance, Film Appreciation, Jewish Club, Key, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Muslim Student Association, National Honor Society, Peace In The Middle East, Programming, Rugby, Robotics, SAT Prep, Science Bowl, Speech & Debate, Student Newspaper, Poetry, Travel and UNICEF.

 

School Flyer

 

Morgan Hill Unified School District

School Profile

The Morgan Hill Unified School District has 2 comprehensive senior high schools with a student population total of about 2,500 in grades 9-12. The school’s curriculum offers challenging Advance Placement (AP) courses and great extracurricular programs that stimulate learning and achievement. Each year the district invites a select group of international students to take part in its typical American academic and social activities.

School Facts

Number of Schools in District: 2

Number of Students: 1250

Location: 75 minutes southeast of San Francisco

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:26

Offer Diploma: No

Campus Size: 300 Acres

Foreign Languages: French and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

Band, Fashion Design, Woodworking, Yearbook, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Winter Color Guard, Drumline, Choir, Drama, Ceramics, Studio Art and Photography.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, French Language and Culture, Physics, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, US History and World History.

Sports

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball , Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Archery, Color Guard, Drama, Environmental, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, Gay Straight Alliance, Interact, Key Club, Math Engineering Science and Achievement – MESA and Math.

 

School Flyer

Torrance High School

School Profile

Shown as a location in many films and TV shows, Torrance High School, a part of Torrance Unified School District, has become one of the most well-known public schools in America. International high school students studying here will truly feel the American education experience that is so famous on the big screen. Founded in 1917, it is one of the oldest public schools in the state of California. Students are able to pursue their interests with an amazing curriculum including over 15 Advanced Placement courses and more than 50 after school activities.

School Facts

Number of Students: 2257

Location: One hour south of Los Angeles

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:20

Offer Diploma: Yes

School Uniform: No

Foreign Languages: Japanese, Korean and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

Art, Choir, Color Guard and Drill Team, Concert Band, Drumline, Photography, Piano and Wind Ensemble.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Government and Politics, Human Geography, Japanese Language and Culture, Macroeconomics, Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C, Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US History and World History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball , Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

American Red Cross, Anime, Art, Baking for a Cause, Band, Book Club, Christian, Chess, Debate, Fashion, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Feminist, Film, Gay Straight Alliance, Guitar and Ukulele Club, Hip Hop, Human Relations, Interact, Japanese Culture, Korean Culture, Latino Culture, Martial Arts, Muslim Student Association, Pacific Islander, Science Fiction, Science Olympiad Club, Scottish-Irish Culture, South Asian Culture and UNICEF.

 

School Flyer

 


 

Florida

Indian River Charter High School

School Profile

Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) is an “A” Rated, US public charter high school with a student population of 670. Located on the “Treasure Coast” of the Atlantic shore in Florida, the charter school receives public funding under its charter terms with special emphasis on visual and performing arts. The school’s International Exchange Program gives international students the chance to experience American life in complete immersion with host families.

School Facts

Number of Students: 670

Location: 1 hour and 45 minutes northwest of West Palm Beach

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:20

Offer Diploma: Yes

University Acceptance Rate: 95%

Foreign Languages: Chinese and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

Animation, Ballet, Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Commercial Art, Digital Art, Drawing, Guitar, Jazz, Movies and Entertainment, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Orchestra, Painting, Percussion, Studio Art 2D, Technical Theater Design, Television Production, Theater and Vocal Ensemble.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature and Composition, European History, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish Language and Culture, US Government, US History and World History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, LaCrosse, Running, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis and Track and Field.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Beach, Community Service, Golf, Language, Museum, Park, Soccer, Student Activity, Student Government, Visual Arts and Water Sports.

School Flyer

 

Brevard Heritage High School

School Profile

The Brevard County School District is comprised of domestic and international students looking for academic, technical and career-centered curriculums. Ranked in the top 7 school districts in Florida for reading, math and science, students are prepared for a bright and successful future. Brevard County School District is the 48th largest district in the US and the 10th largest in Florida. At Heritage High School students can choose from a variety of programs including advanced mathematics and science, dual enrolment, Environmental Studies Academy, Sports Medicine and more.

School Facts

Number of Students: 543,000

Location: 1 hour Southeast of Orlando

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:17

Offer Diploma: No

Foreign Languages: French, Latin and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

2D Studio Art, Band, Ceramics/Pottery, Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Photography, Theatre, Vocal Ensemble, Yearbook

Advanced Placement Courses

Chemistry

Sports

Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field,  Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Soccer and Softball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Chorus, Future Business Leaders of America, Fellow Christian Athletes, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Future Educators Association, Future Problem Solving, High Tech, Musical Theatre, National Beta, National Honour Society, Ocean Bowl, Problem Solving Competition, Reading, Speech and Debate, Step Team, Student Government, Yearbook.

School Flyer

 


 

Indiana

Scottsburg High School

School Profile

Scottsburg High School is one of the premier public high schools in Southern Indiana. Their community of learners create and collaborate in a tech-rich environment where all students have access to mobile devices. Scottsburg High offers opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group work, physical competition, diversity, and a sense of community with their wide variety of courses, sports and extracurricular activities. Over 95% of the staff members at Scottsburg have secondary degrees and work hard at encouraging students to excel in their studies.

School Facts

Number of Students: 800

Location: 40 minutes north of Louisville, Kentucky

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:22

Offer Diploma: Yes

School Uniform: No

Campus Size: 50 Acres

University Acceptance Rate: 75%

Foreign Languages: French and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

Acting, Art, Art History, Band, Ceramics, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, Photography, Studio Art and Women’s Choir.

Advanced Placement Courses

Calculus, Macroeconomics, Physics I, Statistics, Studio Art, US History and World History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Academic Team, Archery, Band, Choir, Drama, French, Future Farmers of America, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Pep Band, Robotics, Science, Spanish, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Yearbook.

School Flyer


 

Iowa

Urbandale High School

School Profile

Building good character along with instilling academic excellence is the goal of Urbandale High School, a comprehensive four year secondary school. One of the school’s biggest strengths is its diverse and multi-cultural community that speaks over 42 different languages providing an opportunity for all students to learn from others their age from around the world. In 2007, it was named “State School of Character” by the Institute for Character Development for its character-building education and facilitating leadership through mentoring programs.

School Facts

Number of Students: 1250

Location: Two hours east of Omaha

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:14

Offer Diploma: No

Average Class Size: 25

Campus Size: 17 Acres

Foreign Languages: Japanese, Spanish and German

Arts

Band, Ceramics and Sculpture, Chorus, Computer Art, Dance, Drawing and Painting, Orchestra, Photography, Theatre/Drama and Video/Film Production.

Courses and Activites

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature and Composition, European History, Human Geography, Psychology and US Government and Politics.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball , Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Art, Drama, Music, National Honor Society, Speech and Thespians.

 

School Flyer


 

Massachusetts

Arlington High School

School Profile

Arlington High School is a large, coed public high school founded in 1915. Its top-notch curriculum of more than 15 Advanced Placement courses has a 67% participation rate. Professional athletes, Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and comedian Dane Cook are some of its famous graduates and each year it welcomes a select group of international exchange students to its campus.

School Facts

Number of Students: 1280

Location: 20 minutes northwest of Boston

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:17

Offer Diploma: Yes

Average Class Size: 17.6

University Acceptance Rate: 92%

Foreign Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Latin

Courses and Activites

Arts

Band, Ceramics, Chorus, Drama, Drawing, Film Production, Mixed Media, Music Technology, Orchestra, Photography, Songwriting and Studio Art.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economic Ideas and Policy, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture,  Introduction to Analysis of Public Policy, Latin, Physics I, Physics II, Principles of Computer Science, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art and US Government.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, LaCrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Agricultural Programs, Gay Straight Alliance, Indian Culture Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Robotics, Science, Ski & Snowboard and Sports Broadcasting.

School Flyer

 

Nauset Regional High School

School Profile

The award winning Nauset Regional High School is located in the New England region of the United States. The school has been recognized as a Massachusetts Compass School, a Massachusetts Vanguard School of Excellence and a National Blue Ribbon High School. Faculty and staff are extremely proud of its National Merit Finalists and Advanced Placement Students of the Year. Nauset Regional High School is a leader in providing local and international students the highest quality of education.

School Facts

Number of Students: 975

Location: Two hours southeast of Boston

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:24

Offer Diploma: Yes

Average Class Size: 25

Campus Size: 72 Acres

University Acceptance Rate: 90%

Foreign Languages: French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Latin and American Sign

Courses and Activites

Arts

Acting, Architecture, Art Metal, Band, Chorus, Clay, Culinary Arts, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Guitar Building, Fashion Design, Jazz Ensemble, Jewelry Making, Orchestra,Percussion Ensemble, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art and Wood Fabrication.

Advanced Placement Courses

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics Studio Art and US History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball , Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, LaCrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Chess, Dance, Ecology, Habitat for Humanity, Knitting, Literary Magazine, Math, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Student Council, Theater, World Music Ensemble, Writing and Yearbook.

 

School Flyer

 

Winthorp High School

School Profile

Winthrop High School is a school with a known reputation for academic excellence. In 2011, the Washington Post named it one of the Best 20 High Schools in the state of Massachusetts. Winthrop High School is committed to giving all of its 560 students a chance to succeed and grow in a safe and respectful environment that is intellectually challenging. Winthrop High School participates in the 1:1 Apple Initiative, an innovative approach to learning by providing iPads to each student so they can personalize their learning experience and have access to research content, notes, calendars, and documents.

School Facts

Number of Students: 560

Location: 10 minutes from downtown Boston

Teacher/Student Ratio 1:20

Offer Diploma: Yes

University Acceptance Rate: 95%

Foreign Languages: Italian, Latin and Spanish

Courses and Activites

Arts

Drama, Advanced Drama, Art I and II, Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, Art IV and Digital Photography.

Advanced Placement Courses

Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Physics, Psychology, Statistics and US History.

Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Academic Team, Art, Drama, Geology, Math, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Science, Student Council, Student Government, Student Newspaper and Yearbook.

 

School Flyer

 

 


USA Select Program Options and Pricing

The full program options and pricing can be accessed here. Please carefully read the below information for further explanation about the pricing structure.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us o 1800 500 501.

The program pricing is split into two components:

  • School and Accommodation Price
  • Program Management Price

The School and Accommodation Price  will be invoiced to you directly from the US. This invoice needs to be paid in US dollars. The School and Accommodation Price excludes an Insurance cost ($800 year/ $400 semester) and an application fee ($200), these costs will be additional items on this invoice.

The Program Management Price will be invoiced by Southern Cross Cultural Exchange and is billed in Australian Dollars.

Details on the payment structure and schedule can be found on the pricing sheet. 

Cancellation Terms:

Cancellation Penalties do apply. Upon receipt of written notice of withdrawal from program:

  • After application but before I-20 application fee is paid: 50% of the Program Management Price is forfeited.
  • After I-20 but before visa is issued: 50% of the Program Management Price, 10% of the School and Accommodation Price and the application fee is forfeited.
  • After Student Visa is obtained but before arrival: 100% of the Program Management Price, 25% of the School and Accommodation Price and the application fee is forfeited.
  • Student cancels because he/she is denied a visa: 50% of the Program Management Price and Application fee is forfeited.
  • After having arrived on program: Refunds are calculated on a case by case basis. A minimum of 100% of the Program Management Price and 25% of the School and Accommodation Price and insurance and application fee is forfeited.

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