Reciprocal Summer Exchange Program
The reciprocal program is a true exchange. You will travel to one of our participating countries to live with a volunteer host family who has a teenager in their home. In turn, your family will host the international teenager in your home. This creates a special bond between the students and their families that will last a lifetime!
Programs for American Teens
We, at ARISE, understand that studying abroad can be costly, and to many, it might not even be feasible due to health-related issues, disability or other circumstances. Because of this, ARISE has designed a virtual exchange program where American teens and teens from other nations are paired up so that they can learn about each other’s cultures while collaborating to create a project that has special meaning to them.
Programs for International Teens
Select F-1 Program
The Select F-1 Program allows students to study in the U.S. at a school/location of their choice. ARISE works with Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-Certified schools throughout the U.S. Students can choose from public schools, private schools and boarding schools, depending upon their preference. Program fees vary depending upon the school and location; however, there are schools in a variety of price ranges to meet the student’s budget. Upon applying for the program, the student and his/her natural parents simply provide ARISE with their preferred budget, and we present them with information on schools that fit their specific financial and educational needs.
Standard F-1 Program
The Standard F-1 Program allows students to study in the U.S. at a lower cost than the select F-1 program. Students are placed in either a public or private high school for an academic year for one low price. Students are not allowed to choose the location or school; however, they have the following options:
Students may choose between attending either a public or private high school. (Students may attend a public high school with an F-1 visa for no more than one academic year while students attending a private school with an F-1 visa may do so for one or more years.
Students may choose a particular activity or interest that they would like to have available to them while participating in the Program. (Activity must be pre-approved by ARISE.)
Spend a month in the United States improving your English skills while living with an American host family! This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are not yet ready to spend a year abroad but still want to experience life in the U.S. Students may be placed anywhere in the U.S. for a period of 4 weeks.